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David Walker

David Walker portrait


U.S. Military History
Global World War II
U.S. Foreign Relations
Love and War in World History
History of Firearms


Ph.D., The George Washington University
M.A., The George Washington University
B.A., Seattle University

David Walker received a BA in History at Seattle University (1996) and his MA (1999) and PhD (2004) from The George Washington University. His doctoral dissertation was titled “Eisenhower’s New Look, Tactical Nuclear Weapons and Limited War, with a Case Study of the Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1958.”

Dr. Walker’s publications include: “The Early Nuclear Age and Visions of Future War” (2009) part of the anthology The Atomic Bomb and American Society: New Perspectives; and  “RMAs, Hybrid Wars, and the Gaza Flotilla Incident” (2011) part of the anthology Drawing a Line in the Sea, the 2010 Gaza Flotilla Incident and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  His current research examines the very early thinking on the use of tactical nuclear weapons during the early Cold War from 1945-53.

Dr. Walker teaches classes in military and diplomatic history, specializing in US Military history, World War II, the History of Firearms and Tactics, and the History of US Foreign Relations as well as International Terrorism.  In addition he teaches World History, and the Introduction to History Methods and Historiography.


Office: L187
Phone: (208) 426-2992

Fall 2022 Office Hours:

Wednesday: 1-5:00 pm