Dr. David Curtis Skaggs, Professor Emeritus(Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1966). Dr. Skaggs’ research and teaching concentrated on colonial and revolutionary America and United States military history. He is the author of Roots of Maryland Democracy, 1753-1776 (Greenwood Press, 1973), Thomas Macdonough: Master of Command in the Early U.S. Navy (Naval Institute Press, 2002), Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy (Naval Institute Press, 2006) and principal co-author of A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 (Naval Institute Press, 1997, paperback 2000). The latter was a History Book Club alternate selection; it and the Perry biography won the North American society of Oceanic History’s prizes for naval history. He is the editor or co-editor of several books including The Poetic Writings of Thomas Cradock, 1718-1770 (University of Delaware Press, 1983), War on the Great Lakes (Kent State University Press, 1991), The Sixty Years’ War for the Great Lakes (Michigan State University Press, 2001, paperback 2010) and a translation of Hessian Captain Johann Ewald’s Treatise on Partisan Warfare (Greenwood Press, 1991) which was originally published in Germany in 1785. Among visiting scholar positions he has been three times visiting professor of military history and strategy, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, Distinguish Visiting Professor, Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC, William C. Foster Visiting Fellow, U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency in Washington, consulting faculty member, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, visiting professor, East Carolina University, and visiting associate professor University of Wisconsin—Madison. He is currently writing an analysis of the military career of William Henry Harrison.