David Tucker

Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow
Associate Director, MAHG Program
Building: 
Ashbrook Center
Office Number: 
806
Phone: 
419.289.6092

Bio

David Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University and Associate Director of the Master of Arts in American History and Government. Prior to joining  Ashbrook, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.

Professor Tucker earned his Ph.D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981. His publications include The End of Intelligence:  Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford, 2014); Illuminating the Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage, and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (Continuum, 2012); and Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2007), as well as other books and articles on military affairs and American history.

Research Areas

Terrorism
Irregular Warfare and Unconventional Conflict

Education

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
B.A., Marlboro College

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 622 - Religion in American History and Politics
AHG 660 - America and Its Music
AHG 604 - The Early Republic
AHG 603 - The Colonial Era

Faculty Spotlight

Faculty

David Foster is associate professor of political science and chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Ashland University. He teaches undergraduate courses in political philosophy and international relations and graduate courses on Alexis de Tocqueville, the political thought of Mark Twain, and the Federalist Papers. He has published on John Locke, liberal education, and Mark Twain.