Eric W. Osborne, Ph.D.

Eric OsborneAssociate Professor

Ph.D. - Modern European History, Texas Christian University
M.A. - University of South Carolina, Columbia
B.A. - North Carolina State University

526 Scott Shipp Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7477
F:  (540) 464-7246

Dr. Osborne teaches a two-semester freshmen course on World history as well as advanced courses on British history, European History, World War I, the Indian sub-continent, and Seapower:  1588-1905.

Dr. Osborne’s research focuses on the impact of sea power in war and peace, particularly in the twentieth century.  He has published four books, among them being Great Britain’s Economic Blockade of Germany in World War I, 1914-1918 and The Battle of Heligoland Bight that were published in 2004 and 2006 respectively.  He has also appeared in eleven encyclopedias, writing on topics in naval warfare, imperialism, and diplomacy.  Recently, he has finished a piece on Admiral Harry Felt to appear in the Naval War College publication Nineteen Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership during the 20th and early 21st Centuries. It will be published in November 2009.  Currently, Dr. Osborne is working as associate editor for an encyclopedia of World War II at Sea through ABC-CLIO and is researching for a book on the Allied blockade of the Axis powers in World War II.