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History Department

Joseph Slaughter, LCDR, USN 

Junior Permanent Military Professor

Early America, Capitalism, and Religion 

EDUCATION


Dec 2017          Ph.D. American History • University of Maryland, College Park     

                         Special Exam Field • Revolutionary / Early National Period U. S.

                         Minor Field • Global Interaction and Exchange

Sep 2017          Dissertation Defense: Faith in Markets: Christian Business Enterprise in America, 1800-1850 

                          Dissertation Committee: Holly Brewer, Robert Nelson, Whitman Ridgway, David Sicilia, Mark Valeri

May 2011           M. A.  National Security & Strategic Studies (Africa) • Naval War College

Dec 2006           M. A. American History • University of Maryland, College Park

May 1999           B. S. History • United States Naval Academy

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2006-2008

Senior Instructor • United States Naval Academy

2010-2011

Master Instructor • United States Naval Academy

2011-Pres

Junior Permanent Military Instructor • United States Naval Academy

PUBLICATION

Feb 2016

Book Chapter:  “Genesis of the U.S. Navy, 1785-1806,” America, Sea Power, and the World, ed. James C. Bradford (ISBN:  9781118927922)  Publisher:  Wiley Blackwell

 

AWARDS & PRIZES

June 2015

K. Austin Kerr Prize • 2015 Business History Conference (BHC)

2006-2007

Samuel Eliot Morrison Scholarship • Naval Historical Center

GRANTS

Mar 2017

Travel Grant • Business History Conference

Mar 2016

Travel Grant • Business History Conference

Jun 2015

Travel Grant • Business History Conference

May 2014

Dissertation Prospectus Development Grant • U of Maryland

CONFERENCES

Apr 2017

Presented paper entitled, “Creating a Civilized America:  Harper & Brothers’ Illuminated Bible” • Business History Conference • Denver, CO

July 2016

Participant, “History of Capitalism” Graduate Research Seminar • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic  • Yale University

June 2016

Presented paper entitled, "Transmitting Evangelical Culture:  The Harper Brothers” • Co-organizer/leader of Graduate Student Colloquy with Michael Witgen • Fourth Early Americanist Summit (co-sponsored by Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Society of Early Americanists  • University of Maryland

Mar 2016

Presented paper entitled, “Communal Capitalism:  George Rapp’s Harmony Society” • Business History Conference • Portland, Oregon

Oct 2015

Presented paper entitled, "To Indiana and Back Again: A Utopian Society's Uneasy Relationship with the Early American Market Economy" • McNeil Center for Early American Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference • University of Pennsylvania

Sept 2015

Panel Chair, “Piracy and Early 19th Century Naval Policy” • Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

June 2015

Presented paper entitled, “Christian Business Enterprise Reform:  The Pioneer Line, 1828-1831” • Joint meeting of the Business History Conference and the European Business History Association • Miami, Florida

Sept 2013

Panel Chair, "British Seapower and Anglo-American Cooperation, 1919-1954" • Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

Sept 2011

Panel Commentator, “The American Navy and the Civilian World” • Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

Sept 2007

Presented paper entitled, “Navy in the New Republic, 1783-1812” • Naval History Symposium • US Naval Academy

TEACHING


HH346:  Revolutionary America and the Early Republic • Spring 2017, Spring 2016

HH345:  Colonial America • Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

HH262C:  Religion and Capitalism in Early America • Fall 2017

HH216:  The West in the Modern World • Fall 2016, Fall / Summer 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2011, Spring 2008, Fall / Summer 2007

HH215:  The West in the Premodern World • Fall / Spring 2017, Summer / Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Summer 2014, Spring 2013, Fall / Summer / Spring 2012

HH206:  Civilization and the Atlantic Community • Spring 2007, Fall 2006

HH104:  American Naval History • Spring 2012, Fall / Spring 2011, Fall 2010

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2017-2018

Course Coordinator (HH262 Majors methods course)

Executive Committee, USNA Faculty Senate (Humanities and Social Sciences Division Representative)

Department Graduate Education Coordinator

Naval History Symposium Committee

2016-2017

Medieval Europe Historian Hiring Committee

Department Graduate Education Coordinator

USNA Faculty Senator (Humanities and Social Sciences Division Representative)

History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

2015-2016

Department Outside Assessment Committee

History Department Graduate Education Coordinator

History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

Naval History Symposium Committee

2014-2015

Chair, History Department Prizes and Awards Committee

Ancient Historian Hiring Committee

Department Outside Assessment Committee

Department Graduate Education Coordinator

Naval History Symposium Committee

2010-2014

History Department Senior Academic Advisor

2007-2008

Co-Course Coordinator (HH206 / HH216 core survey course)

Co-Coordinator of core curriculum development (HH206 Western Civilization course to a new, globalized course - HH216)

 

PUBLIC HISTORY

Jan. 31, 2017

Guest Column:  “Why We Have an Electoral College”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Nov. 11, 2016

Keynote Speech:  “The Bible and War in Early America”

Rockbridge Academy Veterans Day Ceremony (Millersville, MD)

Mar. 7, 2016

Guest Column:  “Washington, Taney Not Equivalent”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Feb. 2, 2016

Guest Column: “’Convict Nation’ isn’t the Whole Story”, The Capital (Annapolis, MD)

Military Experience

1999 – 2001

• Student Naval Aviator, Navy Flight School (Pensacola, FL/Corpus Christi, TX/Meridian, MS)

• Winged as Naval Aviator, June 22, 2001

2001 - 2002

• Replacement Pilot, VAW-120 (Norfolk, VA)

2002 – 2005

• Fleet Pilot/Detachment Administrative Officer, VRC-40 (Norfolk, VA)

• Two deployments with USS Harry S. Truman to Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM

2005 – 2006

• Graduate Student, University of Maryland (College Park)

2006 – 2008

• Instructor, History Department, US Naval Academy

2008 – 2010

• Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

• Two deployments to North Arabian Sea and Persian Gulf in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM

2010 – pres

• Master Instructor, History Department, US Naval Academy

2011 – pres

• Junior Permanent Military Professor, History Department, USNA

 

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