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Chris Lovett

Dr. Chris Lovett

Professor of History

Hello, I am Chris Lovett. I received a BA in History from the College of Emporia, an M.A. in History and an MLS in Library Science from Emporia State after returning from Vietnam, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. My teaching fields include Russia and the Soviet Union, the Vietnam War, Holocaust, World War I, World War II, Modern Europe, and the Middle East.

In fall 2013 I am teaching Modern World Civilization, Age of Total War, Imperial Russia (online), World War I (online) and World War II. I recently developed a course on the history of espionage, which fit nicely with my training in National Security Affairs. For a complete list of my current courses and other history information, see my personal webpage.

Chris Lovett

In 1984, Texas A&M University Press published my first major study, Soviet Naval Aviation: Continuity and Change. Since then I have worked extensively on American Military, Vietnam, and Soviet Naval affairs. In January 2002, St. Martin's Press published two chapters involving the Russian and Soviet Navy in their two-volume study of Russian Military History. Currently I am working on internal security issues during the McCarthy period.

Despite promising myself that I would never serve in the military again following Vietnam, I joined the Kansas National Guard and retired after twenty-six years of service.

Prior to coming to ESU, I taught at Kansas State University, the University of Iowa, and Fort Hays State University.

My phone number is (620) 341-5577.

Chris LovettMy e-mail adress is clovett@emporia.edu.