Dr. David Tucker
David Tucker
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
805, Ashbrook Center
David Tucker
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


David Tucker is a Senior Fellow and Director of Teacher Programs at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University. He is also General Editor of Ashbrook’s collection of document volumes in American history and government. He received his Ph.D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School.

His most recent book is Resistance and Revolution: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). He is also the author of The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2014); Illuminating The Dark Arts of War:  Terrorism, Sabotage and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (2012); Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008); and U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007). With Sarah Morgan Smith and Ellen Deitz Tucker, he is the editor of Religion in American History and Politics: 25 Core Documents (Ashbrook Press, 2016). In addition he has published chapters and articles on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy  Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.

Research Areas

Religion in American History & Politics
Irregular Warfare and Unconventional Conflict


PhD, Claremont Graduate School
BA, Marlboro College

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 622 - Religion in American History and Politics
AHG 510 - All the King's Men
AHG 602 - European Exploration and Discovery
AHG 603 - The Colonial Era
AHG 604 - The Early Republic
AHG 620 - The Reform Tradition in America
AHG 630 - American Statesmen: Jefferson and Hamiltomn
AHG 660 - America and Its Music