R. Geoffrey Jensen, Ph.D.

Holder of the John Biggs ´30 Chair in Military History


Ph.D. - Yale University, History (1995)
M.A. - Yale University, History (1989)
B.A. - Indiana University, History & Germanic Studies (1987)

521 Scott Shipp Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7243
F:  (540) 464-7246
E;  jensenrg@vmi.edu

 As holder of the John Biggs ´30 Chair in Military History, Professor Jensen teaches courses on modern Europe, military history, and modern Spain.  He is the author of Irrational Triumph: Cultural Despair, Military Nationalism, and the Ideological Origins of Franco´s Spain (2002), to be published in Spanish in a revised and expanded version, as well as a biography of Francisco Franco (2005) and various book chapters and articles.  He also edited Warfare in Europe, 1919-1939 (2008) and co-edited (with Andrew Wiest) War in the Age of Technology: Myriad Faces of Modern Armed Conflict (2001).  His current research focuses on Spanish counterinsurgency and cultural policies in North Africa and the Spanish Civil War’s battle of Teruel.