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Department of History

 

 

 

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Jonathan Reed Winkler

Associate Professor

Department of History, 370 Millett Hall

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.

Dayton, OH  45435-0001


Office Hours: Mondays 1:00 to 2:00 PM, Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Email: jonathan.winkler@wright.edu

Office Phone:  (937) 775-3839

Main Department number: (937) 775-3110

 


 

BIOGRAPHY

 

Jonathan Reed Winkler is an associate professor in the Department of History.  He is the author of Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I (Harvard University Press, 2008), winner of the 2008 Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in Naval History and the 2009 Distinguished Publication Award from the Ohio Academy of History.  He researches and teaches on United States foreign relations, strategic thought, modern military and naval history, and international history of the 19th and 20th centuries. A native of Ohio, he received his PhD with distinction in 2004 from Yale University and his B.A. in 1997 from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude). He is the winner of the John Addison Porter Prize from Yale University (2004) and the Betty M. Unterberger Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2005).

 


ACADEMIC RESEARCH

 

His current book project is an analysis of how the U.S. government coordinated changing strategic interests with evolving commercial and military communications networks across the entire 20th century. 

 

Forthcoming is the entry on "Technology and the Environment in United States Foreign Relations," in Frank Costigliola and Michael J. Hogan, eds., America in the World: The Historiography of American Foreign Relations Since 1941 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).  Recent publications include “Information Warfare in World War I,” Journal of Military History (July 2009); “Military communications” in the Blackwell Companion to American Military History (Blackwell, 2009), edited by James Bradford; and “Bridging the Gap: The Cable and Its Challengers, 1918-1988,” in Bernard Finn and Daqing Yang, eds., Communications Under the Sea: The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications (MIT Press, 2009).  His reviews and commentaries have appeared in Diplomatic History, International Journal, the Naval War College Review, the Journal of Military History, the International Journal of Naval History, and on H-War and H-Diplo. 

 


TEACHING

 

Academic Year 2009-2010: American Civilization, 1877-Present; U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914; U.S. Foreign Relations from 1914; American Warfare in the 20th Century; Research Seminar in Foreign Relations; The Cold War


Academic Year 2010-2011: On Research Leave (Smith Richardson Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship)


Academic Year 2011-2012: American Civilization, 1877-Present; U.S. Foreign Relations to 1914; U.S. Foreign Relations from 1914; American Warfare in the 20th Century; Readings Seminar in U.S. Foreign Relations (Graduate)

 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Winkler is currently an article review editor for H-Diplo, the online listserv for diplomatic and international history.   He is a member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), the Society for Military History (SMH), and the Ohio Academy of History (OAH).  Among other responsibilities, he has served on the SHAFR Predoctoral Dissertation Fellowship Committee (2008-2012), the American Historical Association Paul Birdsall Book Prize Committee (2012-2015), the Ohio Academy of History's Executive Committee, and sits on the Board of Scholars for International Security Studies at Yale University.