Professor of Military History
Command and Staff College
Phone: (703) 784-4513
Areas of Interest: U.S. military history, Aviation history and airpower theory, History of culture and ideals in the Early Republic and 20th-century America
Ph.D. History, University of Alabama
M.A. History, University of New Orleans
B.A. History, University of New Orleans
Dr. Paul D. Gelpi is a Professor of Military History at the Command & Staff College. He joined the faculty of the Command & Staff College in 2007 and was promoted to Professor in 2010. He served as the Electives Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2009 and as the Operational Art Course Director from 2009 to 2012. In 2012, he became the Communications Program Coordinator. He has also held positions with a number institutions of higher learning and, since 2016, has served as an Adjunct Senior Professorial Lecturer in the School of International Service at American University.
“In Defense of Liberty: The Battalion d ‘Orleans and Its Battle for New Orleans” in The Battle of New Orleans, Real and Remembered, ed. Laura Lyons McLemore. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.
The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph, ed. Douglas E. Streusand (contributing editor), Norman A. Bailey (contributing editor), Francis H. Marlo (contributing editor), and Paul D. Gelpi (chapter editor). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.
“Strange Fruit: Race and Murder in Small Town Louisiana,” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association LII (Winter 2011): 80-95.
“Piney Hills Stalag: The Internment of Axis Prisoners of War in Camp Ruston, Louisiana,” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association LVI (Summer 2009): 341-350.
“Mr. Jefferson’s Creoles: The Battalion d ‘Orleans and the Americanization of Creole Louisiana, 1803-1815,” Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association XLVIII (Summer 2007): 295-316.