Dr. Walter E. Grunden


Dr. Walter E. Grunden, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998). Professor Grunden teaches courses on Modern China and Japan, Science and Technology, World War II, and Comparative Public Policy. He is the author of Secret Weapons & World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science (University Press of Kansas, 2005) and numerous articles on nuclear weapons history.  His research focuses on the intersection of science, society, and the state with a particular interest in the development of weapons of mass destruction.  Dr. Grunden has participated in several conferences, workshops, and seminars nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in Japanese, German, and Russian.  He has been awarded research grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council, the US Department of Education, and the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan.  He was a visiting scholar in residence at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001-2002.

Dr. Grunden's Book: Secret Weapons & World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science.