PhD, The Ohio State University
Fields of Interest
Military History, History of Technology, Sexuality, US Diplomatic History, Modern US
War in the Ancient World, War in the Modern World, World War II, US Military and Naval History, Technology and Culture in US History, U.S. from 1914 to 1945, various graduate seminars on twentieth century US history, military and diplomatic history, history of technology, and maritime history.
From Torpedoes to Aviation: Washington Irving Chambers and Technological Innovation in the New Navy, 1877-1913 (University of Alabama Press, 2007).
Sadomasochism and the BDSM Community in the United States: Kinky People Unite (Routledge, 2021)
The Sea in World History: Trade, Travel, and Exploration (ABC-CLIO, 2017).
Voices from the Second World War (Cognella, 2018), with Paul Doerr.
“The Greely Relief Expedition and the New Navy,” International Journal of Naval History 5 (December 2006) [won the Eller Prize]
"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).
"Interventions in Asia, 1899-1927" in James Bradford (ed.), A Companion to American Military History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
"Lessons Learned Building the Online History Program at the University of Memphis," History Teacher 47 (May 2014), 373-386.
Society for Military History, AHA
Dr. Stein founded and for many years directed the department's online degree programs. He has since served as Associate Department Chair, Interim Department Chair, and Interim Graduate Program Director. He currently chairs the department's online program committee.
Pentomic Soldiers and Starship Troopers: Imagining the Future of War in Cold War America
Teaching and Learning History Online: A Guide for College Instructors (in contract with Routledge)
Honors and Awards
Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller Prize in Naval History, 2006
Tennessee Board of Regents Trailblazer Award, 2001
Clio Award for Distinguished Teaching in History, 1996