We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gregory J. W. Urwin as a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center for the Study of America and the West. A professor of history at Temple University, he is a military historian whose work spans the American War of Independence through World War Two. He holds his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and taught at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas, and the University of Central Arkansas before joining Temple’s History Department in 1999.
Urwin has published nine books, including Facing Fearful Odds: The Siege of Wake Island, which received the General Wallace M. Greene, Jr., Award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and his latest, Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity, 1941-1945. Urwin has lectured at the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Army Military History Institute, U.S. Navy Museum, National World War Two Museum, American Philosophical Society, Fort Ticonderoga, and U.S. Army War College.
Urwin is a former president of the Society for Military History, a fellow in both the Company of Military Historians and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and general editor of the Campaigns and Commanders Series from University of Oklahoma Press. He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and assisted in making the Civil War epic, Glory.