Kevin D. McCranie, Ph.D.

Chair Strategy and Policy Department
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Professor Kevin D. McCranie, the Philip A. Crowl Professor of Comparative Strategy, specializes in warfare at sea, navies, sea power, and joint operations during the “Age of Sail,” he is the author of Admiral Lord Keith and the Naval War against Napoleon (University Press of Florida, 2006), as well as Utmost Gallantry: The U.S. and Royal Navies at Sea in the War of 1812 (Naval Institute Press, 2011). His articles have appeared in Naval History, The Journal of Military History, and The Northern Mariner.

Areas of Expertise

  • Maritime History
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Military Theory
  • War of 1812


Ph.D., Florida State University, 2001, History

M.A., Florida State University, 1997, History

B.A., Florida Southern College, 1995, History and Political Science (Two Majors), Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Related Credentials

Dissertation, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (Summer 2001): “’A Damned Sullen Old Scotchman’: The Career of Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith, 1761-1823.”

Thesis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (May 1997): “To Command his Majesty’s Fleet: Lord Keith in the Mediterranean 1799-1802.”

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