Joshua Meeks, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor College of Distance Education
Joshua Meeks faculty photo


Joshua Meeks received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in modern Europe, history of science and South Asia. His specialty was the French Revolution and Napoleon with a regional focus on the Mediterranean. He has published on this topic as well as published a reference guide on Napoleon's life and works. He is currently working on a global history of the Napoleonic era. He spent four years teaching history at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. In 2018, he began teaching the NWC Strategy and Policy online course and in 2019 team-taught the NWC Strategy and Policy Fleet Seminar Program course. In July 2020, he joined the College of Distance Education faculty in Newport.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • International Relations
  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Revolutionary War

Professional Highlights


Book Publication

Published "Napoleon Bonaparte: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works" with Rowman Littlefield.

Book Publication

Published "France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterranean" with Palgrave MacMillan's War, Culture and Society series.

Assistant Professor of History

2016 - 2020 Assistant Professor of History, Department of History and Political Science, Northwest University. Also Director of Honors Program, History Program Lead, and Assessment and Accreditation Committee Representative.


Ph.D., Florida State University

M.A., Florida State University

B.A., Florida State University

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