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Dr. William Thomas Allison

Professor of History

B.A., M.A., East Texas State University, 1989, 1991
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • War & Society
  • Military History
  • Vietnam War


  • HIST 2400 The American Military Experience
  • HIST 3150 The American War in Vietnam
  • HIST 3158 War & Society: A Global Perspective
  • HIST 7640 Introduction to War & Society
  • HIST 7642 Explorations in War & Society
  • HIST 7644 Case Studies in War & Society

Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3006, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Dr. Allison’s Website

Check out the Military Historians are People, Too, podcast! Hosted by Georgia Southern University professors Brian K. Feltman and Bill Allison. Available on most podcast platforms – click the logo to listen!


Professional Activities, Honors, and Awards:

  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society
  • Co-Host, Military Historians are People, Too! Podcast (2021-Present)
  • Series Editor, Modern War Studies, University Press of Kansas (2019-Present)
  • Program Director, Society for Military History Summer Seminar in Military History (2023 & 2024)
  • Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee (2007-2011, 2023-Present)
  • Series Editor, Critical Moments in American History, Routledge/Taylor and Francis (2008-Present)
  • Department of the Army Meritorious Public Service Medal (2014)
  • Vice President, Society for Military History (2014-2015)
  • General Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History, US Army War College (2012-2014)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor in Military History, USAF School for Advanced Air and Space Studies (2010-2011)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Military History (2009-2011)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security, USAF Air War College (2002-2003)

Last updated: 12/14/2023