Paul D. Lockhart, Ph.D.

Millett Hall 353, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Education History

Ph.D., History, Purdue University, 1989

M.A., History, Purdue University, 1986

B.A. (Honors), History and Archaeology, summa cum laude, SUNY/Potsdam College, 1985


Teaching fields

  • Scandinavian History
  • Military History
  • Early Modern European History
  • History of Monarchy
  • History of Military Technology

Representative courses taught

  • The Art of War in Europe, 1400-1800
  • Military Technology and the Art of War, 1750-1945
  • Kings and Queens: Monarchy in Early Modern Europe
  • Warfare in America to 1865
  • Europe and the Wars of Religion, 1555-1609
  • The Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • After the Vikings: Early Modern Scandinavia
  • History of Battle
  • The Great War
  • Living History



Paul Douglas Lockhart. Denmark in the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648: King Christian IV and the Decline of the Oldenburg State. Selinsgrove, PA and Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1996. 

Paul Douglas Lockhart. Frederik II and the Protestant Cause: Denmark's Role in the Wars of Religion, 1559-1596. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Paul Douglas Lockhart. Sweden in the Seventeenth Century. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2004.

Paul Douglas Lockhart. Denmark, 1513-1660: The Rise and Decline of a Renaissance Monarchy. Oxford: Oxford University Press UK, 2007.

Paul Lockhart. The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army. New York: Smithsonian Books/HarperCollins, 2008.

Paul Lockhart. The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.

Paul Lockhart. Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare in the Age of the Gun. New York: Basic Books, 2021.

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Sixteenth-Century Society and Conference

Society for Military History


Distinguished Historian, Ohio Academy of History, 2020

Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research, Wright State University, 2014-17

College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Research Award, Wright State University, 2014

Senior Fellow, CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts), Wright State University, 2013-15

Excellence in Teaching General Education Award, Wright State University, 2013

Faculty of the Year, HIstory Department, Wright State University, 2009

National Endowment for the Humanities Visiting Distinguished Professor, SUNY/Potsdam College, 2000

American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, 1996-97

Honors Teacher of the Year, Wright State University, 1994

Faculty of the Year, History Department, 1992

Ludwig Kruhe Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University, 1988-89

Fellow, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1988

Jacob Javits Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 1986-89

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