Jeremiah Ross Dancy, D.Phil.

Associate Provost for Research Office of the Provost
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J. Ross Dancy is the Associate Provost for Research at the U.S. Naval War College. His research examines naval administration, policy, and manpower as well as the veterans returning home from war. He is the co-founder and co-editor for the University of Massachusetts Press’s monograph series Veterans. His first monograph was runner-up for the Society for Nautical Research’s prestigious Anderson Medal. As a U.S. Marine infantryman, he served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Professor Dancy holds a doctorate in history from the University of Oxford, as well as degrees from the University of Exeter and Appalachian State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Planning
  • Military Theory
  • Revolutionary War
  • War of 1812

Professional Highlights


U.S. Naval War College

Appointed Associate Provost for Research

U.S. Naval War College

Appointed Associate Professor with Tenure in the Joint Military Operations Department

U.S. Naval War College

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

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Director of Graduate Studies in History

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of History

Sam Houston State University

Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History

University of Oxford

Awarded the degree of D.Phil. in History


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 and Publications

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

International Journal of Maritime History
Editorial Board

Joint Force Quarterly
Editorial Board

Navy Records Society
Council Member

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