Thomas R. Mockaitis, Ph.D.

Department of History, DePaul University

2320 North Kenmore Avenue

Chicago, IL 60614

(O) 773 325-7471

(H) 847 501-2623

(M) 847 828-9697

tmockait@depaul.edu

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Modern Britain and Ireland, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
 
M.A., Modern Britain and Ireland, U.W.-Madison, 1982

B.A., Modern European History, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, 1977
 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Professor of History, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 1999-present

 

Eisenhower Chair, Royal Military Academy of the Netherlands, 2004

 

Chair Department of History, July 1997 - 2000

 

Associate Professor of History, DePaul University, September 1994-1999.    

                                      

Assistant Professor of History, DePaul University, September 1991-1994

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Insurgency, counterinsurgency, peace operations, terrorism, unconventional war, NATO, Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC/CA), general military history, United Nations  

 

 

CONSULTING, EDITORIAL, AND MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

Center for Civil-Military Cooperation, Naval Post Graduate School: Terrorism Courses, 2003-present

Center for Civil Military Cooperation, Naval Post Graduate School: member, team of experts sent to assist Romanian Army in revising its Civil Military Cooperation Doctrine, Bucharest, Rom., 2002.

Media Commentator, Terrorism, Conflict, Peacekeeping: National Public Radio, WBEZ, WTTW Public TV, WGN TV; FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS affiliates

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

The “New” Terrorism: Myths and Reality (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007)

 

The Iraq War: Learning from the Past, Adapting to the Present, Preparing for the Future (Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Feb. 2007)

 

CIMIC [Civil-military Cooperation] and CT [Counterterrorism], special issue of Small Wars and Insurgencies, vol. 17, no. 4 (December 2006), co-edited with Joseph Soeters and Mirjam Granda

Grand Strategy in the War on Terrorism, Thomas R. Mockaitis and Brian Rich (London: Frank Cass, 2003)

Future of Peace Operations: Old Challenge for a New Century, Thomas R. Mockaitis and Erwin Schmidt, Eds., Small Wars and Insurgencies, 15/2,  (London: Frank Cass, 2004)

Civil-Military Cooperation in Kosovo: Common Mistakes and Best Practices – in process; Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College

Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflict: The Sword or the Olive BranchWestport, Conn.: Praeger, 1999.

British Counterinsurgency in the Post-Imperial EraManchester, U.K.Manchester U. Press, 1995.
 
British Counterinsurgency, 1919-1960.  London:  Macmillan Ltd., 1990 (winner of 1990 Templer Medal, awarded annually by the Society for
Army Historical Research (UK), best book in British military history
 
Applied English Skills. EMC Paradigm, 1997. (2nd ed. of Easy Business English, 1990.).
 

Chapters:

"Winning Hearts and Minds in the War on Terrorism," Terrorism and Grand Strategy (London: Frank Cass, 2003).

"The Future of Terrorism Studies," Terrorism and Grand Strategy (London: Frank Cass, 2003).

”Terrorism Past and Present,” World Book: Focus on Terrorism (Chicago: World Book Inc., 2003).

"British Army," "Former Yugoslavia," "Oman and Dhofar," "Cyprus Emergency;" review essays in Readers Guide to Military History (London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001).

Bridging the Gap: Humanitarian Organizations and the Military in Peace Operations," in Erich Reiter, Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik 2000 (Vienna: Mittler, 2000).

"From Counterinsurgency to Peacemaking: New Applications for an Old Approach,” Saving Democracies: U.S. Intervention in Threatened Democratic States (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1999).

“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” in Erwin Schmidl, ed. Peace Operations Between War and Peace (London: Frank Cass, 2000).

"Unconventional Conflicts" in Sam Sarkesian, ed., America's Armed Forces:  A Handbook of Current and Future Capabilities (Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Pub., 1996):  387-416.

“Intervention in Civil Conflict: Peace-Keeping or Enforcement” in Alex Morrison and James Kiras, eds.   Peacekeeping with Muscle  (Clementsport, Nova Scotia:  Lester Pearson Canadian Peacekeeping Centre 1997):  31-50.
 

Articles

“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” Small Wars and Insurgencies 10/2 (Autumn 1999).

“From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?” in Erwin Schmidl, ed., Peace Operations Between Peace and War: Four Studies (Vienna: Military Science Bureau of the Austrian Ministry of Defense, 1998):  21-36.

"Peacekeeping in Intra-state Conflicts," Small Wars and Insurgencies, 6/1 (Spring 1995):  112-125.

"Low-intensity Conflict:  The British Experience," Conflict Quarterly, 13/1 (Winter 1993):  7-16.

"A New Era of Counterinsurgency."  Journal of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 136/1 (Spring 1991):  73-8.

"The Origins of British Counterinsurgency."  Small Wars and Insurgencies, 1/3 (Dec. 1990):  209-25.

Editorials

“What We Can Learn from the Brits,” Chicago Tribune, 10 July 2005

“Embarrassing Questions,” Chicago Tribune, 10 December 2004

“The Politics of Fear,” Chicago Tribune, 10 August 2004

“Unlearned Lessons from a Forgotten War,” Chicago Tribun, 14 May 2004

“Civil Liability, Life after Terrorism,” San Francisco Chronicle, 9 May 2003
 

SCHOLARLY PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

"The Future of Peace Operations," Conference on Peacekeeping Co-sponsored by the Austrian National Defense Academy and DePaul University, Vienna, Austria, May 2002

Counterinsurgency, Guest Lecture, USMC Command and General Staff College, April 1996, 2001-3

Counterinsurgency, Guest Lecture, Canadian Forces College, December 10 2001, June 9, 2003.
 
NATO and Peace Operations: The Case of Kosovo, Peacekeeping and the 21st Century, conference, Vienna, Austria, October 2000.

"Bosnia, Kosovo and the Crisis of Just War Theory," Parliament of the World's Religions, Cape Town, South Africa, December 1-8, 1999.

Implications for Future Military Interventions," at "What After NATO's Battle for Kosovo/a?" conference, University of Michigan, Center for Russian and East European Studies, October 9, 1999

"Bridging the Gap: NGOs and the Military in Peace Operations," Conference sponsored by Militarwissenschaftliches Buro des BMLV (Military Science Department of the Austrian Ministry of Defense), Vienna, Austria, April 26, 1999.

"Counterinsurgency: Law and Legitimacy,” presentation, U.S. Information Agency Seminar for Columbian community leaders/academics, Houston Texas, February 1998.

"From Counterinsurgency to Peace Enforcement: New Names for Old Games?,” paper, Peacekeeping Seminar sponsored by Militarwissenschaftliches Buro des BMLV (Military Science Department of the Austrian Ministry of Defense), Vienna, Austria, November 1997.

“Peacekeeping,” presentation, staff seminar, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, U.K., Aug. 1997.

“From Counterinsurgency to Peacekeeping,” presentations, conference co-sponsored by St. Joseph’s U. and the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Phil., Pa. May 1997

“Intervention in Civil Conflict: Peacekeeping or Enforcement?” Peacekeeping with Muscle, Lester Pearson Canadian Peacekeeping Centre Round table, May 1996.

“The U.N., NATO, and the U.S. Military:  The Case of Bosnia,” National Strategy Forum, May 1995.

"Keeping the Peace:  Counterinsurgency in the Post-imperial Era." RMAC, Sandhurst, July 1993.

"Low-Intensity Conflict: The British Experience." Paper presented at conference on

"Low-Intensity Conflict: The New Face of Battle?" Centre for Conflict Studies, U. New Brunswick, Sept. 1991.

"Sir Walter Scott and the Problem of Revolution." Paper presented at Fourth International Scott Conference, University of Edinburgh, Aug. 1991.

"Malaya, a Reappraisal," Paper presented to the Staff Seminar, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, United Kingdom, July 1987.
 

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

United States Institute of Peace Grants, 2001-2: Civil-Military Cooperation in Kosovo;
Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflict, 1995.
DePaul University, numerous research and travel grants, 1991-2003.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter Charter Member, Phi Alpha Theta