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  • Virginia Military Institute - History Department Recent Faculty Publications
    Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Arts Humanities Division History Home Degrees Programs Courses Referencing Papers History Advising Phi Alpha Theta Statement on Plagiarism Faculty Publications Lt Col Elena Andreeva Col Timothy Dowling Col Geoffrey Jensen Maj M Houston Johnson V Dr Clifford Kiracofe Maj John Matsui Col N Turk McCleskey Lt Col Eric Osborne Col Rose Mary Sheldon Dr Luman Wang Col Mark Wilkinson Adams Center Military History Faculty Deneise Shafer Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7338 F 540 464 7246 Virginia Military Institute 536 Scott Shipp Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact History Home Academics Areas of Study Arts Humanities History Faculty Publications Faculty Publications To view History Department faculty publications click on the links below Lt Col Elena Andreeva Col Timothy Dowling Col R Geoff Jensen Maj Houston Johnson

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Faculty
    Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Arts Humanities Division History Home Degrees Programs Courses Referencing Papers History Advising Phi Alpha Theta Statement on Plagiarism Faculty Publications Adams Center Military History Faculty Deneise Shafer Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7338 F 540 464 7246 Virginia Military Institute 536 Scott Shipp Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact History Home Academics Areas of Study Arts Humanities History Faculty History Faculty Col Mark Wilkinson Department Head Professor Ph D University of Michigan wilkinsonmf vmi edu Col Wilkinson s Bio Lt Col Elena Andreeva Associate Professor Ph D New York University andreevae vmi edu Lt Col Andreeva s Bio Ms Mariko Clarke Instructor M A Fort Hays State University clarkema vmi edu Lt Col Brad Coleman Associate Professor Ph D University of Georgia colemanbl vmi edu Lt Col Coleman s Bio Col Timothy Dowling Professor Ph D Tulane University dowlingtc vmi edu Col Geoffrey Jensen Professor Holder of the John Biggs 30 Cincinnati Chair in Military History Ph D Yale University jensenrg vmi edu Col Jensen s Bio Maj M Houston Johnson V Assistant Professor Ph D University of Tennessee johnsonmh vmi edu Maj Johnson s Bio Dr Clifford Kiracofe Instructor Ph D University of Virginia kiracofeca vmi edu Dr Kiracofe s Bio Col Kenneth Koons Professor D A Carnegie Mellon University koonske vmi edu Col Koons Bio Maj John Matsui Assistant Professor Ph D John Hopkins University matsuijh vmi edu Maj Matsui s Bio Col Turk McCleskey Professor Ph D College of William and Mary mccleskeynt vmi edu Col McCleskey s Bio Lt Col Eric Osborne Associate Professor Ph D Texas Christian University osborneew vmi edu Lt

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Cadet Explores Primary Source Research for Vietnam Project
    Hansen 14 entered the service with a clear understanding not only of the many lessons that history has to teach a future Army officer but also of the process a historian uses to understand the past In early May after a year and a half of work Hansen defended his honors thesis Armed Social Work U S Army Special Forces in Vietnam 1961 1963 Hansen s adviser and mentor was Lt Col Brad Coleman 95 holder of the George J Collins Sr Chair in Military History and director of the John A Adams 71 Center for Military History I ve always had an interest in the Vietnam War and the Green Berets in particular said Hansen of his choice of thesis topic To find primary sources he and Coleman traveled together in the summer of 2013 to the National Archives at College Park Md and the U S Army Military History Institute in Carlisle Pa From there they were able to identify key individuals who were serving in Vietnam during the time period covered by Hansen s thesis and Hansen was able interview many of those individuals by phone or email Coleman is a very skilled historian said Hansen He guided me toward what I needed to look for Hansen went on to say that thanks to his thesis work he has a much greater understanding of how a historian works He admitted that before he began his thesis he thought historical research largely consisted in pulling books off of library shelves and reading them But Coleman really showed me a different view of history which is through the primary documentation Hansen said You need to balance it with the secondary sources Coleman who served as staff historian for the Department of Defense s U S Southern Command before coming

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Bestowing and Receiving Knowledge
    Home Academics Areas of Study Arts Humanities History Bestowing and Receiving Knowledge Bestowing and Receiving Knowledge Megan Scheetz 14 understands the value of study abroad having used the past two summers to travel to India as well as within the U S to inform her research into the complex relationship among the U S India and Pakistan Scheetz was among approximately 20 cadets who gave presentations on their senior theses during Honors Week March 21 28 offering the VMI community insight into diverse topics including sustainability aerodynamics and foreign policy Scheetz s presentation on her project concerning America s policies toward India and Pakistan emphasized economic stability as a platform for building political cooperation Scheetz has visited India twice first for a study abroad trip in 2012 and again last summer to teach English in Delhi at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute Looking at the India Pakistan relationship it s so complex that learning from books and articles is not enough to fully understand the situation there said Scheetz Scheetz has worked with experts in both the U S and India to better understand this complex relationship When I went to India I met with a political counselor at the U S embassy in New Delhi so I talked with him about my thesis and national security said Scheetz It was a good summer I learned a lot Last summer Scheetz also took part in an internship at the U S Marine Corps University at Quantico where she studied with Dr Amin Tarzi director of Middle East studies I worked with him over the summer for five weeks said Scheetz When I was with him we decided on U S foreign policy towards India and Pakistan for my research Continuing her research this year Scheetz enlisted the help of VMI

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  • Historian Re-evaluates Legacy of Depression-Era Public Works
    into archives to research the Depression era public works initiatives that laid the foundations for America s aviation infrastructure Among the many archives Johnson visited were THE Roosevelt Presidential Library the Hoover Presidential Library the National Archives and the University of Wyoming Johnson is presenting part of his research at the Organization of American Historians annual conference April 10 in Atlanta sharing with fellow historians how New Deal public works programs were vital to establishing municipal airfields in the infancy of commercial aviation Many airports still in use today trace their roots to airfields set up under New Deal initiatives They built just under 1 000 airports across the country including Charlottesville Roanoke and a lot of other local fields said Johnson Without those federal expenditures the commercial airline industry would not have been able to provide national service Johnson found that New Deal projects encouraged long term economic development through construction of not only airports but also other infrastructure including roads dams and bridges This goes against the prevailing historical interpretation of New Deal public works which is that they were make work projects said Johnson I m arguing that they provided significant material benefit to the country that had long lasting ramifications particularly for the airline industry For that reason we have to re evaluate their significance Johnson discovered an unbridled excitement and optimism about the potential of aviation within communities where airports were being constructed On a local level it s really interesting said Johnson 15 000 people showed up on a really cold day to see the opening of the Knoxville airport They had stunt planes parachute jumpers and a bunch of speeches People embraced this with a lot of enthusiasm The federal government spent hundreds of millions of dollars on airport development providing improvements that

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  • Virginia Military Institute - International Studies and Political Science Curricula
    ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Information Social Sciences International Studies Political Science Degrees Programs Bachelor of Arts Asian Studies Minor Inter Studies Pol Science Minor National Security Minor Interdisciplinary Studies in Latin Amer Courses About Graduate Information Forms Policies International Studies Advising Awards Research Links Faculty Mary Deyo Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7676 F 540 464 7763 Virginia Military Institute 429 Scott Shipp Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact INTS Home Academics Areas of Study Social Science International Studies Political Science Degrees Programs Degrees Programs The Department of International Studies and Political Science offers a challenging interdisciplinary major in international studies IS emphasizing political science foreign language history and economics The IS curriculum is designed to educate men and women for leadership roles in the global community and provides broad training in the liberal arts with a strong emphasis on the development of communications skills both written and oral the ability to think analytically and critically in the field and on providing a strong understanding of the major ethical questions central to the study of international relations political science Many IS majors go on to earn graduate degrees from top institutions IS majors are highly qualified for careers in the Armed Forces other forms of government service international business and industry and for numerous other fields requiring a broad liberal arts background

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Mission and Goals
    Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Information Social Sciences International Studies Political Science Degrees Programs Courses About Graduate Information Forms Policies International Studies Advising Awards Research Links Faculty Mary Deyo Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7676 F 540 464 7763 Virginia Military Institute 429 Scott Shipp Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact INTS Home Academics Areas of Study Social Science International Studies Political Science About About the Department of International Studies and Political Science The Department of International Studies and Political Science offers one of the most rigorous and intense majors at the Institute emphasizing political science ethics foreign language acquisition economics study abroad and history The program aims to inspire cadets to participate in the global community and expects IS graduates to strive for leadership roles upon graduation It complements the VMI Academic Program mission to educate cadets in a rigorous academic environment that encourages life long learning and develops citizens of character who anticipate respond and lead in a complex and changing world and directly supports Strategic Initiative 1 of the VMI Strategic Plan to provide an academic program with an international reputation for excellence to establish VMI as one of the premier small colleges in the nation Our Goals The International Studies major provides broad training in the liberal arts with a very strong emphasis on student achievement Student proficiency in the discipline is achieved by successfully meeting the following goals Demonstrate a broad understanding of international and national politics Achieve a heightened awareness of the world around them Use the method of scientific inquiry to analyze domestic and international processes Employ creative and critical thinking in the analysis of world events Understand social science methodology and produce credible undergraduate research Develop an intellectual curiosity of national cross national and international processes Our Achievements Over the

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  • Graduate Information
    Masters of Public Policy Johns Hopkins 2004 Works as a Budget Analyst for Fairfax County 5 06 Matt Irving 99 works for Xerox in the Richmond VA area 5 06 Ben Kinkaid 99 MA Latin American Studies Georgetown Currently an intelligence analyst with SRA International a DC based government contracting company 5 06 Alex Marrone 99 Korea North of the DMZ a platoon leader in C Company 1st of the 506th IN at Camp Greaves which is currently the most forward deployed unit in the military 10 00 Mike McDermott 99 commissioned in the Army as an infantry officer 5 06 Hunter Phelps 99 Currently assigned to the 1 4 Cavalry Squadron Schweinfurt Germany finishing his purgatory time in staff and moving to a tank platoon 9 00 Conor Powel 99 working in Richmond for the Dept of Technology VIPNet Virginia Information Providers Network 9 00 Michael Purdy 99 finishing MA in International Relations at Yale interned summer 00 with the United Nations Development Program in D C currently in the U S Navy Reserve as an ensign in the intell service 10 00 Martin Ratigan 99 currently the Executive Officer for the Air Defense Battery for 1st Squadron 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment stationed at FT Irwin CA the National Training Center goes to the field for two weeks out of the month to train Armed Force s aviators he lives in the Mojave Desert 2 01 Jason L Smith 99 MBA Averett college 2001 Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America 4 06 Jeff Sprague 99 left the Air Force in 2003 Currently in the final semester of law school at Louisiana State University 5 06 Patrick Stutts 99 JD Campbell University School of Law 2003 Lives in Mooresville NC and practises law Jason Trubenbach 99 Army Transportation Platoon Leader in the 28th Transportation Battalion in Mannheim Germany which is a Line Haul Truck Unit that delivers general cargo and U S mail all over Germany 10 03 Class of 1998 Joey Bates 98 currently at UNC working on MBA with concentration in accounting Works for Harris Teeter developing automated ordering system 5 06 David M Benedick 98 MBA Georgetown 2003 Currently a consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers 5 06 Juan Carlos de los Reyes 98 working for Palm Beach Post in South Florida as a sports writer 9 00 Eric J Iannelli 98 MS in Print Journalism from Boston Univ currently working as a freelance copywriter a reviewer of books Times Literary Supplement and Rain Taxi and editor at large for Copper Press magazine Resides in Germany 05 06 Mark Glancy 98 a lieutenant in the Coast Guard presently Commanding Officer of the USCGC Sitkinak in Miami Beach FL 5 06 Carl Hallen 98 served six years in the Marine Corps now a captain in the Reserves Currently Business Development Manager for National Air Cargo Inc 5 06 Terry Maguire 98 working as a contractor at the Office of Strategic Relations at the Missile Defense Agency in the

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