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History prof named Distinguished Professor in 2008 to present talk

Dr. Dewey Browder, professor of history and chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy, will make a presentation afforded to him as the recipient of the 2008 APSU National Alumni Associations Distinguished Professor Award.

Browder will present The New Military History: Some Recollections of a Cold War, Military-Political Advisor at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 6 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. APSU faculty, staff and students are invited.
Dr. Dewey Browder, professor of history and chair of the Austin Peay State University Department of History and Philosophy, will make a presentation afforded to him as the recipient of the 2008 APSU National Alumni Association's Distinguished Professor Award.

Browder will present “The New Military History: Some Recollections of a Cold War, Military-Political Advisor” at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 6 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom. APSU faculty, staff and students are invited.

Recipients of the Distinguished Professor Award have the opportunity to deliver a presentation the next academic year. The 2009 recipient, Dr. Tim Winters, will present in 2010.

Browder, who joined the APSU Department of History and Philosophy in 1992, holds a Ph.D. in European history from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in international relations from the University of Arkansas and a B.S. in business from Mississippi State University.

He has garnered nationwide attention for APSU after he conceived and coordinated an academic colloquium on principles of peace for the Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College. Conducted at APSU, this national colloquium brought together academicians from various disciplines and military professionals to distill principles and practices to enhance the U.S.'s ability “to win the peace” in future state-building situations.

Prior to his APSU appointment, Browder was an associate professor of European history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Browder is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Kappa Psi, the German Studies Association, the Society for Military History, the Historical Society, the Holocaust Education Foundation and the American Association of University Professors.

Browder, who teaches Modern European History, World History and Military History, has developed and continues to teach a study-abroad course in Germany and France. This traveling history seminar, for which students earn six credit hours, focuses on the Holocaust but also includes an emphasis on European life and culture. He also developed and teaches in the M.A. in military history program at APSU.

He is the author of two books and numerous articles. Of particular note are his works on the influence of Americans on postwar German society. His book, “Americans in the Post-World War II Germany: Teachers, Tinkers, Neighbors and Nuisances” (Mellen Press, 1998), and a book chapter, “Conquest and Initial Occupation” in “Neighbor America: Americans in Rhineland-Palatinate, 1945-1995” (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Tier, Germany, 1998) have drawn the attention of historians on both sides of the Atlantic and promoted APSU's international reputation as a scholarly institution. He regularly presents papers at academic conferences and is a contributor to the forthcoming encyclopedia on philosophers of war.

Browder has been an invited speaker at the Royal Netherlands Naval Staff College at The Hague, Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany and Oxford University in Oxford, England.

Browder was awarded the 2000 Richard M. Hawkins Award for scholarly and creative activities. In 1996, the Holocaust Foundation designated him a Fellow of the Institute for Holocaust Studies and Jewish Civilization. And in 1976, the city of Zweibrucken, Germany, awarded him the city's Plate of Honor for his first book, “Zweibrucken Yesterday and Today.” -- Melony Shemberger