Investigating the life and actions of Commodore Jesse D. Elliot, Perry's second in command at the Battle of Lake Erie, a very controversial naval officer who nonetheless enjoyed a long and influential career. He is seeking to answer the charge that he deliberately tried to sacrifice Perry in the Battle to gain the victory for himself, and the validity of the charges that were made against him in the resulting controversy. At the same time, he would like to analyze these and the other controversies he in which he became embroiled in light of the nature of the American Naval establishment at that time, and what it reveals about our officer corps.
“War and Warfare in Ancient Rome,” in B. Campbell and L. Tritle eds., The Oxford Handbook of Warfare in the Classical World c. 700 B.C. – A.D. 602 (Oxford, 2012): 29-45.
"The Assumption is…” in Howarth, ed., History, Hearsay, and Heresy: Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell (Gorgias Press: 2010):1-12.
Editor, History, Hearsay, and Heresy: Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell (Gorgias Press: 2010).
Executive Producer (film), Pompeii: a City Uncovered (Mercyhurst Film Institute: 2010).
Editor, The Association of Ancient Historians Newsletter (September 2003-April 2009).
The Origins of Roman Citizenship (Mellen Press: Lewiston, 2006).
"Rome, the Italians, and the Land," Historia 48.3 (1999): 282-300.
Presently, he is working on researching and writing the history of Mercyhurst University from its inception in 1926 to contemporary times.
Publications and Presentations
Edinboro University: An Administrative History, 1963-1993. Edinboro University Services, 1996.
The Struggle for Medical Licensure in 19th Century Pennsylvania, Ohio Academy for the History of Medicine, 1978.
The Meaning of Germany's Reparation Bill, London School of Economics, 1975
Dates: Jun 12-Aug 1, 2014
Location: Cummings Gallery