Kristin Mulready-Stone earned her PhD in Chinese History from Yale University, working under the direction of Jonathan Spence. She joined the Naval War College in June 2016 as Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Center. In addition to directing the Writing Center, she teaches courses through the Electives Program in the History of East and Southeast Asia. Her primary research focus is on the history of twentieth-century China, specifically the role of youth and youth organizations in the first half of the twentieth century. To date the majority of her research has focused on Shanghai from 1920-1945. She also teaches current East Asian Security through the lens of history.