Dr. David Tucker

David Tucker

Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow
Associate Director, MAHG Program
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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

Religion in American History & Politics
Irregular Warfare and Unconventional Conflict


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