Name: Dr. David Bath
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 918-343-6820
Title: Assistant Professor and Faculty Advisor, Student Veteran Association
Department: History & Political Science
Office: Baird Hall, Room 219J
Ph.D. in History
Texas A&M University
Dissertation: “Flameout: The Rise and Fall of Missiles in the U.S. Air Force, 1957-1967”
Ph.D. Chair: Joseph G. Dawson III
Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence
National Intelligence University
Thesis: “Learning from our Past: Gathering Intelligence from our Prisoners of War”
Advisor: James Major
Master of Arts in History
University of North Dakota
Thesis: “The Captive Samurai: Japanese Prisoners Detained in the United States during World War II”
Advisor: Albert Berger
Bachelor of Arts in History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
US military history; Cold War; Recent U.S. History, Diplomacy & War in Society; intelligence; Modern Asia; Middle East
2023-Present Associate Professor of History, Rogers State University
2018-2023 Assistant Professor of History, Rogers State University
- American History to 1877 (on-ground, online)
- American History since 1877 (on-ground, online, dual on-ground/distance learning)
- Introduction to Military History
- U.S. Conflicts Since 1945
- History of the American West
- War, Ethics, and Religion
- Intelligence, Politics, and Public Policy
- The Cold War
- Writing and Research for Historians (on-ground, distance learning)
- America and the World, 1914-1945
- Readings in Ancient History
- Introduction to Public History
- Integration of the U.S. Military
- Readings in Recent U.S. History
- American Foreign Policy
- Readings in Military Leadership/Strategy
- U.S Conflicts after the Cold War
- Hegemonic Conflict
2016-2018 Visiting Assistant Professor/Project Coordinator, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, University of Mississippi
Courses developed and taught:
- Introduction to Intelligence
- National Security Issues of the 21st Century
- Capstone – Intelligence and Security Studies
2012 Section Leader, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- United States since 1877
2011 Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
- United States through 1877
- Civil War and Reconstruction
2009-2010 Adjunct Instructor/Instructor of Record, Alamo Area Colleges, San Antonio, Texas
- U.S. History from Colonization to the Civil War
- U.S. History from Reconstruction to Present
2005-2006 Adjunct Instructor, U.S. Special Operations School, Eglin AFB, Florida
- Level II Antiterrorism Officer Training
2004-2006 Lecturer, Intelligence Masters’ Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
- Cutting-edge Technologies and Methodologies
- Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force, Naval Institute Press, 2020.
- Editor, Air Force Missileers and the Cuban Missile Crisis: A Collection of Personal Reminiscences from Missileers and Others who Experienced the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Cheyenne, WY: Association of Air Force Missileers, 2012.
- “World War II Interrogation Centers in the United States,” North American Society for Intelligence History Newsletter, Winter 2022.
- “First Alert”: Combat Crew, 26-27, Strategic Air Command, Dec 1989.
- John M. Curatola, Autumn of Our Discontent: Fall 1949 and the Crises in American National Security (Baltimore, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2022) for The Strategy Bridge.
- Hal Brands, The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great Power Rivalry Today (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2022) in Choice Connect, Vol. 60, Issue 7.
- Ko Unoki, Racism, Diplomacy, and International Relations (Philadelphia, PA: Routledge, 2022) for Choice Connect.
- Benjamin Miller and Ziv Rubinovitz, Grand Strategy from Truman to Trump (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020) in H-Net.
- Brendan Rittenhouse Green, The Revolution that Failed: Nuclear Competition, Arms Control, and the Cold War (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020) in H-Net.
- Gates Brown, Eisenhower’s Nuclear Calculus in Europe: The Politics of IRBM Deployment in NATO Nations (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc., 2019) in H-Net.
- Ingo Trauschweizer, Maxwell Taylor’s Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2019) in Journal of Military History, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct 2019), 1341-42.
- David P. Oakley, Subordinating Intelligence: The DoD/CIA Post-Cold War Relationship (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2019) in U.S. Military History Review (Sep 2019).
- Cathy Frierson, Silence was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015) in The Oral History Review, Vol. 44, Issue 1 (Winter/Spring 2017), 136-138.
- Paul Hedren, Great Sioux War: Orders of Battle by (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012) in H-Net (Apr 2013).
- Samuel Watson, Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012) in H-Net (July 2013).
- “Bracing for Armageddon: Missileers in the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Society of Military History Conference, Fort Worth, TX – Apr 2022.
- “Captive Samurai: Japanese Rebellion in American P.O.W. Camps.” Northern Great Plains History Conference, Virtual Conference – Sep 2020.
- “Rebellion in the Camp: WWII Japanese POWs in Wisconsin.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE – Mar 2020. (Conference cancelled one day before presentation due to coronavirus.)
- “Ultimate Long-Range Bombers: The USAF and the Pursuit of Ballistic Nuclear Missiles.” Society for Military History, Columbus, OH – May 2019.
- “What Should We Teach About Nuclear Weapons in U.S. History?” Northern Great Plains History Conference, Grand Forks, ND – Oct 2017.
- “The Impending Irrelevance of the Director of National Intelligence: A Historical Perspective.” International Association for Intelligence Education Conference, Charles Town, WV – May 2017.
- “Alert!: The Rush to Ready U.S. Ballistic Missiles for the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Texas Oral History Conference, Commerce, TX – 2015.
- “Culture in Crisis: SAC’s Response to the Cuban Missile Crisis.” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE – 2013.
- “USAF Close Air Support in Theater Conflict: A Doctrinal Imperative.” Northern Great Plains History Conference, Fargo, ND – 2012.
- Veterans Day Presentation – Legacy Christian School, 2022.
- Modern Scholar Podcast over Assured Destruction with Phillip Shackelford, Mar 2022.
- Book talk: Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force. RSU Libraries, Jan 2021
- Book talk: Assured Destruction: Building the Ballistic Missile Culture of the U.S. Air Force. Claremore Museum of History, Sep 2020
- “History of the Oklahoma Military Academy.” Claremore Historical Society, June 2019
- “Ethics of U.S. Intelligence Collection.” Tulsa Philosophical Society, March 2019
- “Centennial Honoring World War I.” Tulsa Historical Society, November 2018
- OMA Uniform displays throughout RSU campus (ongoing)
- Smithsonian Institute Exhibit on 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of 19th Amendment
- Co-chair, HLC Assurance Argument Criterion 4: Teaching and Learning-Evaluation and Improvement Team, 2022 to present
- Senator-at-Large, School of Arts and Sciences – RSU Faculty Senate
- Faculty Advisor and founder, Alpha Mu Eta chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, 2021 to present
- Faculty advisor, Student Veterans’ Association, Rogers State University, 2018-present
- Faculty advisor, University of Mississippi/Rogers State University “Days of Intrigue” intelligence simulation, 2016-2019
- Gilman Scholars Selection Panelist (RSU representative), 2021-present
- RSU liaison to U.S. intelligence community, 2018-present
- Consultant on ballistic missiles to The New Yorker, 2020-present
- Chair, Weapons, “Arms, and Strategy,” Pi Sigma Alpha National Student Research Conference, virtual, March 2022
- Chair, “Civil Wars Far and Near,” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE – 2020 (Conference cancelled the day before presentation due to coronavirus.)
- Chair, “World War II: Prisoners of War and Veterans’ Rights,” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, NE – 2019
- Chair and commentator, “Insurgency, Decolonization, and Foreign Aid in Vietnam,” Society of Military History Annual Conference, Louisville, KY – 2018
- Chair and commentator, “Blockade Culture of the American Civil War” and Judge, MA paper competition, 5th Annual Texas A&M History Conference, College Station, TX – 2014
- Member, ad hoc Commencement Planning Committee (faculty representative), 2022
- Member, Hiring committee for Director, First Year Experience, 2022
- Chair, Hiring committee for History/Political Science assistant professor, 2021-22
- Hiring committee for RSU Coordinator for Counseling Services 2020 and 2021
- Selection Committee, OMA Military History Scholarships, 2019-present
- Selection Committee, Roosevelt Prize (top student in Military History), 2019-present
- Member, Strategic Planning Committee for Campus and Community Engagement Campus Security Authority, Clery Act, 2021-present
- Member, RSU Budget Advisory Committee, 2019-present
- Member, Faculty Development Committee, 2019-present
- Member, RSU Assessments Committee, 2018-present
- Member, Title IX Appeals Committee, 2019-2020
- Member, Enrollment Management Committee, 2019
- High Impact Leaders and Learners (HILL) Award selection committee, 2019
- Oklahoma Guard Officers Leadership Development program selection committee, 2019
- Board member, Compassion Women’s Center (VP – 2020, President – 2021-22), 2019-present
- Board Member, Rogers County Youth Service, 2020-present
- College Sunday school teacher, First Baptist Church, 2021-present
- Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, Rogers State University, 2019
- Professor of the Year, Rogers State University Athletics Department, 2019
- Patron of the Year, Stratton Taylor Library, Rogers State University, 2020
- Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Service Award, 2022
- Nominated for College of Arts and Sciences Scholarly Activities (Research) Award, 2021
Fellowships and Grants
- Rogers State University – Scholarly Activities Grants, 2019 (2), 2020, 2022
- University of Mississippi – Conference Grants, 2016 & 2017
- History Department, Texas A&M University – Conference Grant, 2015
- Smith Richardson Foundation – World Politics and Statecraft Fellow, 2014
- History Department, Texas A&M University – Research Grant, 2014
- Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M – Research and Presentation Grant, 2013
- History Department, Texas A&M – Conference Grant, 2012
- Joseph J. Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies, National Council on US-Arab Relations, 2002
- Commissioned officer, U.S. Air Force 1988-2009
- Deputy Director of Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency
- Intelligence Chief, Joint Interagency Coordination Group, US Central Command Chief, Counterterrorism for US Central Command Deployed HQ, Baghdad 2003
- Counterterrorism analyst for US Central Command from 2001-2003
- Middle East/North Africa intelligence analyst for HQ USAF
- AF Representative to the National Intelligence Council for Middle East/North Africa
- AF Representative to the National Military Joint Intelligence Center Commander, intelligence collection unit
- Director of Operations, intelligence collection/counter-intelligence unit Anti-terrorism/Counter-terrorism Division Chief, AF Force Protection Battlelab