Capt. Tracy B. Kittredge Scholar for War Studies and Maritime History
Director, John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
The John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research fosters academic partnerships among maritime historians worldwide. Educating practitioners and the public, the Hattendorf Historical Center conducts original documentary research on the influence of history upon "sea power."
Ph.D., University of London, King’s College, 2013, War Studies (Maritime and Naval History)
M.A., Naval War College, 2007, National Security and Strategic Studies
M.A., Old Dominion University, 1997, History
B.A., University of Iowa, 1993, History
Related Credentials Outside of his scholarly work, Kohnen contributed to the award winning historic warship exhibits and remains involved with historic preservation efforts surrounding the former German submarine U-505 in Chicago and the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in Norfolk, Virginia. As a U.S. Naval Reserve sailor, he also completed two deployments afloat in Middle Eastern waters, two ashore in Iraq, and one supporting landlocked operations in Afghanistan. Kohnen presently serves as the Officer in Charge of the Reserve Faculty supporting the Executive Programs at the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.
Themed Entertainment Association, “Thea” Award for best Museum Exhibition, U-505
American Association of Museums, Excellence in Exhibition, U-505
American Association of Museums, Excellence in Museum Publications Design, U-505
North Atlantic Society of Oceanic History, Philip Chadwick Foster-Smith Award
External Memberships and Associations
Naval Order of the United States
North Atlantic Society of Oceanic History
King's College London Alumni Association