Jeremiah Ross Dancy, D.Phil.

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Assistant Professor John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
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Biography

J. Ross Dancy is an assistant professor in the John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research. Previously, he was the director of graduate studies and an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University. His research examines naval administration, policy and manpower as well as how societies relate to and interact with armed forces and the veterans that return home from war. His first monograph was runner-up for the Society for Nautical Research’s prestigious Anderson Medal. He is the co-founder and co-editor for the University of Massachusetts Press’s monograph series “Veterans.” A U.S. Marine infantryman from 2000 to 2004, he has served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Piracy
  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812
  • WWI
  • WWII

Professional Highlights

2018

U.S. Naval War College

Appointed Assistant Professor in the John B. Hattendorf Center for Maritime Historical Research
2017

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Director of Graduate Studies in History
2014

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of History
2013

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History
2012

University of Oxford

Awarded the degree of D.Phil. in History

Education

D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2012, History

M.A., University of Exeter, 2008, Naval History

B.A., Appalachian State University, 2006, History

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Research Contributions

The Myth of the Press Gang: Volunteers, Impressment and the Naval Manpower problem in the Late Eighteenth Century

Strategy and the Sea: Essays in Honour of John B. Hattendorf

Other Honors

Warr-Goodman Scholarship, Lady Margaret Hall
University of Oxford, 2010-2012

External Memberships and Associations

University of Massachusetts Press Series, Veterans
Editor

International Journal of Maritime History
Editorial Board

Naval Order of the United Sates
Historian General’s Committee

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