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Dr. Patrick Speelman

Associate Professor, Humanities

Year Started



  • Ph. D. History Temple University,
  • M.A. History Temple University,
  • B.A. History The Ohio State University

Teaching Interests

  • Modern World History
  • Naval and Maritime History
  • History of the First World War


Dr. Patrick Speelman is a scholar of the pre-revolutionary eighteenth century and teaches HIST 100 History of Seapower and HIST 110 Modern World History at the Academy. Occasionally, he teaches Special Topics courses on subjects related to war and strategy. Dr. Speelman has a monograph and two edited volumes to his credit. His monograph, Henry Lloyd and the Military Enlightenment of Eighteenth-Century Europe (Greenwood Press, 2002), analyzes the amalgamation of Enlightenment philosophy and military thinking during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. His edited volumes include the annotated writings of General Henry Lloyd, War, Society, and Enlightenment: The Works of General Lloyd (Brill, 2005), and the more recently published chapter, "Strategic Illusions and the Iberian War of 1762," in The Seven Years' War: Global Views (Brill, 2012). He also served as that volume's co-editor with Dr. Mark Danley of the University of Memphis, as well as contributing the volume's conclusion. He is an active member of the Society for Military History and welcomes contact with like-minded individuals.

Updated: Friday, July 22, 2016
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