Joyce E. Sampson, Ph.D.

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Biography

After four years of service in the U.S. Air Force, Sampson worked in various capacities, including paymaster at a metal scrap yard, supervisor for United Parcel Service, music teacher and as a professional musician, where she toured with a group under the Armed Forces Entertainment. She wrote her Ph.D. history dissertation on the regicide Thomas Harrison, who was executed for having signed the death warrant of Charles I, the first tried and executed monarch in history.

Areas of Expertise

  • Koreas
  • Military Theory
  • Revolutionary War
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam War
  • WWII

Education

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2001, Early Modern British History

M.A., Kent State University, 1992, European History

B.A., Kent State University, 1989, History

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Research Contributions and Publications

“Daniel Defoe,” in Stephen Stein, The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
BC-CLIO, 2016

“The East India Company” in Stephen Stein, The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade
Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries
BC-CLIO, 2016

“William Sedgwick,” New Dictionary of National Biography
Oxford University Press
2004

“Anthony Sharpe,” and “Thomas Harrison (Minister),” Dictionary of Irish Biography
Cambridge University Press
2003

“Charles II,” “Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury,” and “John Knox,” The Readers’ Guide to British History
Edited by D. M. Loades
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London
June 2002

"Modern British Navy, History of Since Steamships," The Readers’ Guide to British History
Edited by D. M. Loades
Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, London
June 2002

“Henry VI,” and “Edward IV,” Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England
Greenwood Publishers
2001

Korea Institute of Military History. The Korean War. Volume 3. History: Reviews of New Books. Washington D. C. Heldref Publications, Fall 2002
Review

Tony Claydon, William III and the Godly Revolution in History: Reviews of New Books, Winter 1997
Review

Colm Lennon, Sixteenth-Century Ireland: The Incomplete Conquest in History: Reviews of New Books, Winter 1996
Review

Other Honors

Norwich University Distinguished Faculty of the Year for 2009
Masters in Military History Program, Norwich University

Florida State University Dissertation Fellowship
1998-1999

J. Leitch Wright Dissertation Research Award for the Folger Shakespeare Library
April 1998

External Memberships and Associations

North American Conference on British Studies

Phi Alpha Theta
Member, 1990-Present

President, Kent State University’s Chapter
Spring 1991-1992

Society for Military History

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2019

Nov. 13, 2019
11:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Could this Business Venture Create Peace on the Korean Peninsula?

Sep. 29, 2019
The National Interest
Article Publication

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