RESEARCH INTERESTS
Diplomatic History; Military; Naval and Maritime History; History of Technology; Intellectual and Cultural History; U.S. Foreign Policy; International Security and Strategic Studies; Civil-Military Relations.

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in History, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A. in History, University of Wisconsin–Madison
M.A. in National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
B.S. in History, U.S. Naval Academy

BIOGRAPHY
Scott Mobley explores the political, technological, and cultural influences that shape America’s past and present. He especially enjoys teaching, researching, and writing about U.S. diplomatic and maritime history. Scott earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Scott authored the book Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873-1898 (2018), and has published articles in various online forums and peer-reviewed journals. He also co-edits Voices & Visions, an online resource that illuminates the history of U.S. foreign relations with primary audio-visual sources (http://vandvreader.org/). A retired naval officer, Scott graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. Before joining CSLD, Scott taught at the Naval Academy as the Class of 1957 Post-doctoral Fellow in Naval Heritage.

COURSES
Spring 2021, Spring 2020
Poli Sci 343: Defending Democracy—The Theory and Practice of U.S. National Security in a Complex World

Fall 2020
Poli Sci 401: The Civil-Military Paradox in U.S. Politics and Society

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
John Lyman Book Award–Honorable Mention, for Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873-1898. (North American Society for Oceanic History, 2019)

Class of 1957 Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Naval History (U.S. Naval Academy, 2016-2018)

West Point Summer Seminar Fellow (U.S. Military Academy, 2015)

Rear Admiral John D. Hayes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in U.S. Naval History (Naval History and Heritage Command, 2014-2015)

New Faces Scholar (Triangle Institute for Security Studies at Duke University, 2013)