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Air Command and Staff College
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World War I, World War II, Cold War history, Cold War diplomacy, Post-Cold War history, post-Cold War diplomacy, US military history, US diplomatic history, US cultural history, and national security studies.
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About Me

Samantha A. Taylor is a native of Anderson SC. She got her Bachelors from Lander University and her Masters from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Taylor studied under Dr. Heather M. Stur and obtained her Ph.D. in US History with an emphasis on US diplomatic, military, and cultural history in 2017.

Dr. Taylor works in professional military education. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Spacepower and Schriever Scholars at Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery AL. Her previous position was as a Visiting Professor of National Security Strategy at the US Army War College and her first teaching position was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the U.S. Naval War College. At all three institutions, she used her expertise of the Cold War, World War II, and World War I military, diplomatic and cultural history to educate military officers on US national security strategy and policymaking history.

Dr. Taylor has several publication projects she is working on including an article on the post-Cold War national security transition under George H. W. Bush, the history of the Responsibility to Protect, a chapter on US Air Force and US Space Force technology cultures, and her first book that explores the role of liberal internationalism in US post-Cold War national security and foreign policy decisions. She is also co-writing a chapter on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the US military, and an article on the New Space age. She has co-written an article on the role of presidential narratives in soliciting and maintaining public opinion for policy decisions regarding military interventions. Along with her professional work, Dr. Taylor enjoys nature and architectural photography as a hobby.

Recent Publications

“Winning the Narrative War: Presidential Rhetoric in Framing Military Interventions” (co-authored with Amanda B. Cronkhite) Parameters 05/2020

Robert J. Thompson III, Clear, Hold and Destroy: Pacification in Phú Yên and the American War in Vietnam, Parameters, The US Army War College Journal forthcoming 2022

Reciprocal Influence: Public Opinion and Presidential Elections on American Foreign Policy – and Vice Versa”, Presidential Studies Quarterly, July 2019

Roosevelt and Churchill: The Atlantic Charter, A Risky Meeting at Sea that Saved Democracy. By Michael Kluger and Richard Evans. Presidential Studies Quarterly   09/2021

Review of Christopher Fettweis, Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy for H-War, June 2019

“Colin Powell” Wiley Encyclopedia of Diplomacy, April 2018

Review of Jason C. Parker, Hearts Minds, and Voices for H-War, February 2018

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Military, Politics, Technology, World War I, World War II