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 Geoffrey  Wawro
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Geoffrey Wawro
Professor-History
 
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of History, 1155 Union Circle # 310650, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationWooten Hall, Room No.: 341 
Email  wawro@unt.edu    Contact Number 9408916940    Fax No: 9408916941   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 DegreeMajor/Thesis/DissertationInstitutionYear
 Doctor of PhilosophyModern European History/ "The Austro-Prussian War:Politics,Strategy and War in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1859-1866."Yale University1992
 Master of PhilosophyModern European HistoryYale University1989
 Master of ArtsModern European HistoryYale University1987
 Bachelor of ArtsMagna Cum Laude, HistoryBrown University1983
 A-LevelsEnglish Literature and GermanCheltenham College, England1979
 Diploma Cum Laude Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Connecticut1978
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2013HIST4262001Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HIST4262003Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST4262002Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST5230001Seminar in United States Military/Diplomatic Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST4262004Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST5230002Seminar in United States Military/Diplomatic History36Download Syllabus
Spring 2010HIST5240001Studies in European Military/Diplomatic History33Download Syllabus
Fall 2009HIST4262005Topics in European History144 
Fall 2009HIST5240001Studies in European Military/Diplomatic History42 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2005-presentProfessor/ DirectorMilitary History Center University of North Texas
2000-2005ProfessorStrategic Studies U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI.
1997-2001Associate ProfessorHistory Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
2000AnchorHistory Channel New York, NY.
1996-1998Visiting ProfessorStrategy and PolicyU.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI 
1992-1997Assistant ProfessorHistory Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
1983-1985Management Trainee, Credit Analyst Chemical Bank, World Banking Group, New York, NY 
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2013-2014306010
2012-2013305020
2011-2012305020
2010-2011305020
2009-2010205030
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next>> 36>> 
  YearPublication  Type
2014
Accepted/In-press
A Mad Catastrophe:  The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
Wawro, Geoffrey
Basic Books
Book
2010
Published
Quicksand:  America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East
Wawro, Geoffrey
Penguin Press
Book
2008
Published
Historical Atlas:  A Comprehensive History of the World
 
Millenium House
Books Edited
2008
Published
The Ottoman Road to War in 1914:  The Ottoman Empire and the First World War
Mustafa Aksakal
Cambridge University Press
Books Edited
2008
Published
Mussolini and his Generals:  the Armed Forces and Fascist Foreign Policy 1922-40 Cambridge Military Histories
John Gooch/ co-editor with Hew Strachan
Cambridge University Press
Books Edited
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2003-presentThe Cambridge Military HistoriesCo-editornew series of history monographs from Cambridge University Press
2001-presentHistory Book Club Review BoardExpert reader, advisory boardAmerica's history book club
2009-2011Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of WarAdvisory Editor5 volumes, ancient to present
2000-2009History Channelanchor, host, historianHosted prime-time and Sunday morning shows
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YearTitleRoleOrganization
2009“Obama’s Strategy in Afghanistan,”An Hour with Professor Ron DanielsWWRL 1500, New York, New York
2008The WehrmachtHost and consultantHistory Channel, New York and Los Angeles
2007Is this a change of strategy in Iraq?Guest on Fox 4 KDFW“Good Day” with Tim Ryan
2007Should the U.S. recruit a foreign legion? Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)Guest commentator“Radio without borders – here on earth,”
2007“The Iran Crisis,” Fox News Channelfeatured commentator, "The Big Story with John Gibson,"
2007History in Focus: 300Host and consultantHistory Channel, New York and Los Angeles
2007History in Focus: RenditionHost and consultantHistory Channel, New York and Los Angeles
2006History in Focus: BobbyHost and anchorHistory Channel, New York and Los Angeles
2006History in Focus: Flags of our FathersHost and anchorHistory Channel, New York and Fort Meade
2006Who is Robert Gates?Radio Islam showWBIG Radio, Chicago
2006Rumsfeld Resignation and Gates AppointmentKXYLBrownwood, Texas
2006Rumsfeld resignsKRLD RadioDallas/Ft. Worth, Texas
2000“German ‘Victory Disease: The ‘Tacticization’ of German Strategy, 1866-1945,”SpeakerUnited States Air War College, Montgomery, AL
1998“Toward an ‘Idee des Bosniertums’: Austro-Hungarian attempts to create a ‘Bosnian’ nationality, 1878-1914.”SpeakerThe Institute of Contemporary British History, London, England
1997“German ‘Victory Disease: The ‘Tacticization’ of German Strategy, 1866-1945,”SpeakerMilitärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt, Potsdam, Germany
1996"Napoleon’s Revolution in Military Affairs,"SpeakerUnited States Navy College of Continuing Education, Washington, DC
1996"Bismarck, Moltke, and the Unification of Germany, 1866-70."SpeakerThe U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island
1994"The Radetzky March: Civil-Military Relations in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1848-1866,"SpeakerThe Society for Military History's 61st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
1994"Habsburg's Ghost: Origins of the Austro-Serbian War of 1914 and the Balkans Today,"SpeakerThe Russian Academy of Sciences International Conference on World War One, Moscow
1994"Inside the Austro-Hungarian Trenches: The Habsburg Army at War, 1914-1918,"SpeakerThe Leeds International First World War Commemoration Week Conference, University of Leeds, England
1994"The Good Soldier Svejk: Fact or Fiction?"SpeakerThe University of Michigan War Studies Group, Ann Arbor
1993"Serbia and the Bosnian Question: A Historical Perspective,"LectureOakland University's Autumn Lecture
1993"Luxury Fleet: The Austrian Navy and the Battle of Lissa, 1866,"Symposium11th Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
1991"Politics, Strategy and War in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1859-1866,"SpeakerYale University, International Security Programs Colloquium
toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 
Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2004 2009 History's Business. Host and anchor of the History Channel's weekly business show, 2004—present. Guests have included John Chambers, Steve Wozniak, and Jack Welch.
2003 2005 Hard Target. Host and anchor of the History Channel's weekly current affairs show, March 2003-5. Guests included Sen. Bob Graham, Robert Rubin, Pat Buchanan, Arianna Huffington, Mario Cuomo, Newt Gingrich, Sen. Chuck Hagel, and Niall Ferguson.
2001 2006 History Center, occasional panelist, History Channel, New York, 2001-6.
2000 2006 hardcover History with Geoffrey Wawro. Host and anchor of the History Channel’s weekly book show, 2000—6. Guests have included Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Warren Christopher, David Gergen, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Edmund Morris, Helen Thomas, James McPherson, Bob Kerrey, Stephen Ambrose, Tom Clancy, Roy Jenkins, Doris Kearns-Goodwin, Bernard Lewis, Mark Bowden, Tony Judt, Eric Foner, Michael Howard, Robert Dallek, Paul Theroux, Michael Beschloss and Rick Atkinson.
 2009 “The French Culture of War and the Débacle of 1870-71,” Society for Military History 76th Annual Meeting, Murfreesboro, TN, April 2009.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
1998Faculty Study Visit GrantGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) OtherCompleted
1989-1990MacArthur Foundation Summer Research GrantMacArthur Foundation OtherCompleted
1989Yale Center for International and Area Studies Research GrantYale Center OtherCompleted
1988Mellon-West European Project Research Grant  OtherCompleted
1988Council on West European Studies Grant  OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
1994Faculty Research GrantOakland University OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Teaching
An Introduction to European History since 1715
 

Diplomatic and Military History of the Great Powers, 1700 to the present
 

France since 1789
 

France since 1789
 

Germany since 1740
 

Germany since 1740
 

Habsburg Monarchy, Balkans and Eastern Europe: 1700 to the present
 

Modern European History, 1700 to the present
 

Modern France: 1789 to the present
 

Modern Germany: 1740 to the present
 

Modern Italy: National Unification and the 20th Century
 

Modern Italy: National Unification and the 20th Century
 

Modern Italy: National Unification and the 20th Century
 

Origins of the World Wars: Germany, Europe and the World, 1870-1945
 

The Art of War: Theory and History
 

The European Union: Implications for International Security
 

U.S. Military History, American Revolution to the present
 

War Studies: 400 B.C. to the Gulf War
 

Warfare and Society in Europe from the French Revolution to the Second World War
 

Warfare and Society in Europe from the French Revolution to the Second World War
 

World War I
 

World War II
 

toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2007-2008Modern French History Search CommitteeChairHistory Department, University of North Texas
2006UNT College of Arts and Sciences Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberTenure and Promotion Committee for the University of North Texas
2000-2003Society for Military History Awards CommitteeMember 
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2005German Studies AssociationMember 
1991American Historical AssociationMember 
1983The Phi Beta Kappa SocietyMember 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2003"Best non-fiction of 2003," for Geoffrey WawroThe Franco-Prussian War, Publisher's Weekly
2002New Orleans Press Club Award"Best Coverage of a Planned Event,"
1998U.S. Naval War College Performance Award 
1997Oakland University Faculty Research FellowshipOakland University
1996The Oakland University Foundation New Investigator Research Excellence AwardOakland University
1996The Society for Military History Moncado Prize for Excellence in the Writing of Military History 
1995-2000Who’s Who in the Midwest 
1994Austrian Cultural Institute Prize for the Best Dissertation in Austrian Studies 
1993Faculty Research FellowshipOakland University
1991-1992Andrew W. Mellon Doctoral FellowYale University
1989-1991Fulbright ScholarUniversity of Vienna, Austria
1988Yale-Richter Research Fellowship 
1986-1990Yale University Tuition FellowshipYale University
1983Phi Beta KappaBrown University, Rhode Island Alpha
1983Magna Cum LaudeBrown University
1981Brown-Rostock Exchange ScholarWilhelm Pieck University, Rostock, GDR
1978-79English-Speaking Union ScholarCheltenham, England
1978Cum LaudeLoomis Chaffee School
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
2002Atlantic Councul of the u.S. NATO/EU Briefing Tour, BrusselsForeign Delegation
1996Delegation for International and Strategic Affairs. Taiwanese (ROC) government, TaipeiInvited guest
1990Fulbright Delegation to NATO and the European Union, Brussels and Luxembourg 
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2005Military History CenterDirectorUniversity of North Texas
2005Department of History Tenure CommitteeMember/ SecretaryUniversity of North Texas
2005Department of History Promotion CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2005University of North Texas/Editorial BoardMember 
2005University of North Texas/University SenateMember 
2002-2005Naval War College/Latin American Studies GroupDeputy Director 
2001-05Naval War College, Current Strategy Forum, International Seapower Symposium and EthicsConference panel moderator 
2001-05Naval War College Contemporary Civilization LectureCoordinator 
2001Naval War College, advanced Research Project graderResearch Project grader 
2000Naval War College Center for Naval Warfare StudiesRoundtable Director 
2000Anne S. K. Brown Military CollectionTrusteeBrown University, Providence, RI
 Naval War College 13th Annual Professional Ethics ConferenceModerator 
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