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Dr. William Taylor of the security studies faculty was awarded a 2016 Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation Research Grant and a 2016 Moody Research Grant from the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation.

The grants funded Taylor’s research at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kan., for his forthcoming book titled “In Defense of Democracy: American Military Service from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom.” In May 2016, Taylor was named interim chair of the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice.