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Christopher DeRosa, PhD

Associate Professor

History Program Director

Scholarly interests: Military History, US History, Cold War, Civil War and Reconstruction

PhD, Temple University

Office: Howard Hall, Room 337

Phone: 732-571-4995


Regularly Taught Courses:

The Civil War and Reconstruction

World War II

The Cold War

The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars (First Year Seminar)


I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the military and political history of the United States, the Civil War and Reconstruction the Cold War, and World War II. My research interests include the history of American soldiers as political actors and the dynamics of military occupation. I am currently writing a book about the U.S. Army and the Reconstruction, with a particular focus how the soldiers viewed and performed their mission to uphold the rights of freed people in the post-emancipation south.



“The Battle for Uniform Votes: The Politics of Soldier Voting in the Election of 1944,” Beyond Combat (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2007).

Political Indoctrination in the U.S. Army from World War II to the Vietnam War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006.