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Dr. William Thomas Allison

Professor of History

B.A., M.A., East Texas State University, 1989, 1991
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995.

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • War & Society
  • Military History
  • Vietnam War


  • HIST 2400 The American Military Experience
  • HIST 3150 The American War in Vietnam
  • HIST 3158 War & Society: A Global Perspective
  • HIST 7640 Introduction to War & Society
  • HIST 7642 Explorations in War & Society
  • HIST 7644 Case Studies in War & Society

Contact Information:

Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460-8054

Office: #3006, Interdisciplinary Academic Building
Dr. Allison’s Website


Professional Activities, Honors, and Awards:

  • Fellow, Royal Historical Society
  • Co-Host, Military Historians are People, Too! Podcast (2021-Present)
  • Series Editor, Modern War Studies, University Press of Kansas (2019-Present)
  • Program Director, Society for Military History Summer Seminar in Military History (2023 & 2024)
  • Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee (2007-2011, 2023-Present)
  • Series Editor, Critical Moments in American History, Routledge/Taylor and Francis (2008-Present)
  • Department of the Army Meritorious Public Service Medal (2014)
  • Vice President, Society for Military History (2014-2015)
  • General Harold K. Johnson Chair in Military History, US Army War College (2012-2014)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor in Military History, USAF School for Advanced Air and Space Studies (2010-2011)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Military History (2009-2011)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security, USAF Air War College (2002-2003)

Last updated: 3/30/2022