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Center for Faculty Excellence

Paul Lockhart named Faculty Fellow in the Center for Faculty Excellence

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Paul Douglas Lockhart has been a member of the history faculty at Wright State since 1989, when he received his Ph.D. in military history and early modern European history from Purdue University. He is the author of seven single-author books, including Frederik II and the Protestant Cause: Denmark’s Role in the Wars of Religion (2004), Denmark, 1513-1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy (2007), The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army (2008), and most recently Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare (2021). Lockhart has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the American-Scandinavian Foundation; he has been Visiting Lecturer at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Distinguished Professor at SUNY/Potsdam College. In 2014, he was selected as the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, Wright State University, and was named Ohio Distinguished Historian 2020-21 by the Ohio Academy of History. In 2021, he was elected to membership in Det Kongelige Danske Selskab for Fædrelandets Historie (The Royal Society for Danish History) for significant lifelong contributions to the history of Denmark. At Wright State, Lockhart served as Senior Fellow in CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts), putting together a community-wide commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. Lockhart also founded the History Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in the History of War and Society, which he continues to lead and supervise. He lives in Centerville with his wife, Mary, their teenage son Alex, plus a poodle and three dimwitted cats.