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Security Studies Prof Named Editor of New Book Series on Marine Corps

June 01, 2022

Dr. William A. Taylor, an award-winning professor of global security studies at Angelo State University, has been named the series editor for a new book series titled “Studies in Marine Corps History and Amphibious Warfare” through the Naval Institute Press.

The new book series advances understanding of U.S. Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare by publishing original scholarship across a broad spectrum of innovative studies. The series analyzes an extensive array of vital aspects of the Marine Corps, amphibious warfare, and their collective role in global security, including battles, leaders, strategy, operations, tactics, doctrine, technology, personnel, organization and culture.

Incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives, the series publishes important literature about the Marine Corps and significant works relevant to amphibious warfare that span the globe, feature diverse methodologies, and reach general audiences. As a result, the series provides a professional home, central venue, and premier destination for the best and newest research on Marine Corps history and amphibious warfare.

Established in 1898, the Naval Institute Press is the book-publishing department of the U.S. Naval Institute and a member of the Association of University Presses since 1949. Located at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Institute Press publishes some 80 books and oral histories each year in multiple formats.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former U.S. Marine, Taylor already serves as the series editor for another book series, “Studies in Civil-Military Relations,” through University Press of Kansas. Launched by Taylor in 2018, this series will publish its fifth volume this fall. The first volume in the series, “The United States Army and the Making of America” (2021), as well as Taylor’s own book with University Press of Kansas, “Military Service and American Democracy” (2020 paperback, 2016 cloth and e-book), were both selected by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point as required reading for every first-year cadet.

An ASU faculty member since 2011, Taylor also holds the Lee Drain Endowed University Professorship. He is the author or editor of four books, including most recently, “George C. Marshall and the Early Cold War: Policy, Politics, and Society” (2020) with University of Oklahoma Press. He has also contributed to 24 other books and has published 94 reference articles and book reviews. He has won 19 national fellowships and research grants to fund his book research, and his books are housed in 1,450 libraries throughout the U.S. and in more than 50 countries worldwide.