Name: Dr. David Bath
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 918-343-6820
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: History & Political Science
Office: Baird Hall, Room 219J
Dr. Bath is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Rogers State University.
Ph.D. in History
Texas A&M University
Dissertation: “Flameout: The Rise and Fall of Missiles in the U.S. Air Force, 1957-1967”
M.S. in Strategic Intelligence
National Intelligence University
Thesis: “Learning from our Past: Gathering Intelligence from our Prisoners of War”
M.A. in History
University of North Dakota
Thesis: “The Captive Samurai: Japanese Prisoners Detained in the United States During World War II”
B.A. in History
Texas A&M University-Commerce
US Military History; Cold War; Diplomacy and War in Society; Modern Asia; Middle East; Intelligence
2018-Present, Assistant Professor, Rogers State University
Courses: American History to 1877; American History since 1877; Introduction to Military History; U.S. Conflicts Since 1945; War, Ethics, and Religion
2016-2018, Visiting Assistant Professor/Project Coordinator, Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, University of Mississippi
Courses: 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
Course: United States since 1877
2011, Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Courses: United States through 1877, Civil War and Reconstruction
2010, Adjunct Instructor/Instructor of Record, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
Courses: U.S. History from Colonization to the Civil War, U.S. History from Reconstruction to Present
2009-2010, Adjunct Instructor/Instructor of Record, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas Courses: 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
Course: Level II Antiterrorism Officer Training
2004-2006, Lecturer, Intelligence Masters’ Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
Section: Cutting-edge Technologies and Methodologies
Apogee: The Rise and Fall of Missiles in the U.S. Air Force, 1957-1967. Book manuscript under contract with Naval Institute Press.
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.
Review of Great Sioux War: Orders of Battle by Paul Hedren (University of Oklahoma Press, 2012) in H-Net.
Review of Jackson’s Sword: The Army Officer Corps on the American Frontier, 1810-1821 by Samuel Watson (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012) in H-Net.
Review of Silence was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terror and World War II in the Soviet Union by Cathy Frierson (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015), The Oral History Review, Vol. 44, Issue 1 (Winter/Spring 2017), 136-138.
“Ultimate Long-Range Bombers: The USAF and the Pursuit of Ballistic Nuclear Missiles.” Society for Military History, Columbus, Ohio – 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.
- Manuscript reviewer, Naval Institute Press, 2019-Present.
- 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.
- Commentator, Texas A&M History Conference, College Station, TX – 2014.
- 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.
- Member, RSU Assessments Committee, 2018-19.
- Member, Title IX Appeals Committee, 2019.
- Member, Enrollment Management Committee, 2019.
Fellowships and Grants
- 2019 Rogers State University – Scholarly Activities Grants (2)
- 2017 University of Mississippi – Conference Grant
- 2016 University of Mississippi – Conference Grant
- 2015 History Department, Texas A&M University – Conference Grant
- 2014 Smith Richardson Foundation – World Politics and Statecraft Fellow
- 2014 History Department, Texas A&M University – Research Grant
- 2013 Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M – Research and Presentation Grant
- 2012 History Department, Texas A&M – Conference Grant
- 2002 Joseph J. Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies, National Council on US-Arab Relations
1988-2009, Commissioned officer, U.S. Air Force
- Deputy Director of Intelligence, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Agency (now 25th AF)
- Chief, counterterrorism for US Central Command deployed HQ
- 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
- Intelligence officer, Joint Interagency Coordination Group, US Central Command