Michael F. Pavkovic, Ph.D.

Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Professor Michael F. Pavković currently serves as Vice Admiral William Ledyard Rodgers Professor in Naval History in the Strategy and Policy Department at the college. He received his B.A. in history and classics from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He has presented papers at national and international conferences and has also published a number of articles, book chapters and reviews on topics relating to ancient, early modern and Napoleonic military history. He is co-author of "What is Military History?" (Polity Press, 3rd edition, 2017). He is currently writing a book on sea power in the ancient world.

Areas of Expertise

  • Europe


Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991, History

B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1981, History and Classics

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