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Stephen SteinAssociate Professor, History
Office Phone: (901) 678-2515
Areas of Expertise:
Aviation in the military
Aviation, early years
BDSM organizations, history
History of military thought
History of technology
Military history and strategy
Military strategic and operational planning
Online learning and instruction
Technology in education
U.S. foreign policy
U.S. history, 20th century
Video games, history
World War I
World War II
About the Expert:
I teach a wide variety of courses in U. S. history, military history, and the history of technology for the University of Memphis, and am also an adjunct professor for the U. S. Naval War College for which I teach strategy and policy to mid-grade officers. I launched and direct the History Department's online BA program in 2008, and it remains one of the few online undergraduate history program offered by a major university. It is also one of the largest (if not the largest) online programs at the University of Memphis. A few years ago, we added graduate courses and the MA degree to our online offerings. My recent publications include From Torpedoes to Aviation: Washington Irving Chambers and Technological Innovation in the New Navy, 1877-1913 (2007), “The Greely Relief Expedition and the New Navy,” International Journal of Naval History 5 (December 2006), which won the Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History, "The Experimental Era: U.S. Naval Aviation through 1916" in Douglas V. Smith (ed.), One Hundred Years of Navy Air Power (Naval Institute Press, 2010), and Twenty-Five Years of Living in Leather: The National Leather Association, 1986-2011 (2012), which explores the history of the first successful national SM (or BDSM) organization in the United States.