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


David Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and General Editor of TAH’s Core Document volumes. He received his Ph.D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School.

His most recent book is U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007; 2020). His other books include Resistance and Revolution: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016); 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); and Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008). In addition, he has published “Political Philosophy, Education and Statesmanship” (Perspectives on Political Science, 2017) and chapters and articles on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.

Research Areas

Religion in American History & Politics
Early America
The 1960s and their aftermath


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