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HERITAGE CHAIR CURRENT EVENTS

XI: Kathleen Broome Williams Academic Year 2018-2019

A Brief Bio, Not Her CV!!

Kathleen Broome Williams holds a BA from Wellesley College, an
MA from Columbia University and a PhD in military history from the City University of
New York. Recently retired she now teaches part time at Holy Names University in
Oakland. Her published work includes Secret Weapon: U.S. High-frequency Direction
Finding in the Battle of the Atlantic (Naval Institute Press, 1996), Improbable Warriors:
Women Scientists and the U.S. Navy in World War II, (Naval Institute Press, 2001) John
Lyman award for best book in U.S. Naval History, NASOH, 2001; Grace Hopper:
Admiral of the Cyber Sea (Naval Institute Press, 2004), John Lyman award for best
biography/autobiography in U.S. Naval History, NASOH, 2004; and The Measure of ahttps://
Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan, (Naval Institute Press, 2013) 

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Education

PhD., History, University of Alabama, Defense date set for February 9, 2018
Major Fields: American History until 1865, American History since 1865, Military and Naval History, Early Modern Europe
Dissertation: “The Globe and Anchor Men: U.S. Marines, Manhood, and American Culture, 1914-1924”[working title]
Director: Prof. Andrew Huebner
Committee: Prof. John Beeler, Prof. Daniel Riches, Prof. Lisa Dorr, Prof Beth Bailey (outside reader)

Master of Arts, History, University of Alabama, May 2012

Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude), History (Major), English (Minor), University of Alabama,
August 2009

ROLL TIDE!!!

Publications

Articles:

“The Tiger of Seibo: Captain Charles Merkel and the Dark Side of Marine Corps History.” Marine Corps History, VOL 1, (Winter 2016)

“The Impact of War and Counterinsurgency on the Marine Corps’ Image 1914-1922,” in New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the 19th Naval History Symposium Held at the U.S. Naval Academy, 15-18 September 2015, Naval War College Press. Currently in work, anticipated publication in 2018

Online Publications:

“The Battle of Iwo Jima, 19 February-26 March 1945” Keystone Battle Brief Series: History Division, Marine Corps University. www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Frequently_Requested/Keystone_Battles.aspx
(February 2016)

“The Battle of Belleau Wood, 1-26 June 1918” Keystone Battle Brief Series: History Division Marine Corps University.
https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Frequently_Requested/Keystone_Battles.aspx (June 2015)

“The Impact of the Great War on Marines in Hispaniola, 1917-1919.” U.S. Army Heritage Center.
www.armyheritage.org/education-and-programs/for-students/college-a-graduate-student-programs, (May 2013)

Book Reviews:

Review of Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918 by Edward G. Lengel, H-War Review (October 2016) https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=46633

Review of Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era by Peter D. Haynes, Marine Corps History Magazine VOL 3. (Summer 2017)

Review of Power and Restraint: The Rise of the United States, 1898-1941 by Jeffery W. Meiser, Marine Corps History Magazine, VOL 2. (Summer 2016)

Review of D-Day in the Pacific: The Battle of Saipan, by Harold J. Goldberg, Marine Corps History, VOL 1. (Winter 2016)

Review of Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege, by Michael B. Ballard, Forthcoming Southern Historian, VOL 37. (Spring 2016)

Review of What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta, by Stephan Davis, Southern Historian, VOL 35. (Spring 2014)

Conference Papers Presented

“U.S. Marines, The Great War, and the Test of American Manhood.” World War I Historical Symposium, Marine Corps University, Quantico VA, July 18-20, 2018. (Forthcoming)

“U.S. Marines, War, and the Changing Landscapes of American Culture, 1914-1924.” Society of Military History Conference, Louisville KY, April 2018. (Forthcoming)

“‘What sort of Men Are They?’: Marines, Belleau Wood, and the Test of American Manhood.” 2017 McMullen Naval History Symposium, Annapolis MD, September 2017. Commentator, Dr. Branden Little, Weber State University.

“George C. Thorpe and the Marine Corps’ War in Hispaniola, 1918.” International Association of Inter-American Studies, Santa Barbara CA, October 2016. Commentator, Dr. Breanne Robertson, Marine Corps History Division.

“The Impact of War and Counterinsurgency on the Marine Corps Image, 1914-1922.” 2015 McMullen Naval History Symposium, Annapolis MD, September 2015. Commentator Professor Lori Bogle, U.S. Naval Academy.

“The Tiger of Seibo: Charles Merkel, George Thorpe, and Dark Side of Marine Corps History.” Society of Military History Conference, Montgomery AL, April 2015. Commentator Prof. James C. Bradford, Texas A&M.

“The Impact of the Great War on Marines in Hispaniola, 1917-1919.” Temple University James A. Barnes Graduate Student History Conference, Philadelphia PA, May 2014.

“Damage Control: The Hispaniola Occupation’s Impact on the Marine Corps Image, 1918-1920.” 2013 McMullen Naval History Symposium, Annapolis MD, September 2013. Commentator Prof. Aaron O’Connell, U.S. Naval Academy.

“Entropy and the Battle of Lützen,1632.” Military Frontiers: A Graduate Symposium, Beyond Battle, the Ohio State University Graduate Student History Conference, Columbus Ohio, May 2013. Commentator Prof. John Guilmartin, Ohio State University.

Workshops

“’Tropicalitis’: U.S. Marines, Hispaniola, and the Degeneracy of American Manhood, 1915-1922.” History Department Workshop, University of Alabama, April 2017.

“A Sure’nough Man: Masculinity and the Promotion of the Marine Corps’ Narrative, 1914-1918.” History Department Workshop, University of Alabama, September 2016.

“Damage Control: The Hispaniola Occupation’s Impact on the Marine Corps Image, 1918-1920.” Military History Roundtable, University of Alabama History Department, September 2013.

“The Battle of Lützen, Entropy, and the ‘Military Revolution.’” Military History Roundtable, University of Alabama History Department, February 2013.

“‘The Laudable Profession of Armes’: The Impact of Scottish Mercenary Service on Scottish Society and the Stuart Monarchy 1618-1638.” European History Workshop, University of Alabama History Department, November 2011.

Academic Honors and Awards

Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, United States Naval Academy, (Beginning fall 2018)

Frank Lawrence Owsley Memorial Scholarship, April 2017: Established in 1960 by friends, colleagues, and students of the late Professor Owsley, this monetary award is given each year to graduate students of superior competence in American History. The recipients must be in residence at the time the award is used. Students are nominated by the University of Alabama History Department faculty.

2016/2017 Graduate Council Fellowship, University of Alabama

The 2015/2016 Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr., Memorial Dissertation Fellowship. The award is given once a year to a deserving student working on a topic pertinent to Marine Corps history. The fellowship includes a $10,000 cash award.

Honorable Mention, Army Heritage Foundation, The Professor Russell F. Weigley Award for the Best paper with a military history focus presented at the annual Barnes Club Conference in Philadelphia, PA. for the conference paper “The Impact of the Great War on Marines in Hispaniola, 1917-1919.”

Department of History Travel Grant, University of Alabama, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016

Internships

Interned under senior reference historian Annette Amerman, U.S. Marine Corps History Division, Reference Branch May-June, 2014 and 2015.

Public Lectures

“The Tiger of Seibo: Charles Merkel, George Thorpe, and Dark Side of Marine Corps History.” Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico VA, May, 2015.

“Writing Center Presentation” to members of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House at the University of Alabama, February 2nd 2015.

“The War of 1812” to students enrolled in American Civilization to 1865, November 7, 2013. Instructor of Record, John Ray, University of Alabama.

“Marines in Hispaniola, 1915-1922” to students enrolled in “Military Intervention in Latin America,” November 21st 2013. Instructor of Record, Prof. Stephan Schwab, University of Alabama.

“The U.S. Enters WWI,” to students enrolled in American History Since 1865, March 2013. Instructor of Record, Prof. David Beito, University of Alabama.

“President Herbert Hoover and America’s Plunge into the Great Depression,” to students enrolled in American history since 1865, October 2012. Instructor of Record, Prof. Kari Frederickson, University of Alabama.