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Department of History Staff

David Serafini
David Serafini
- Instructor; Undergraduate Advisor
  • david.serafini@wku.edu
  • Cherry Hall 224D
  • (270) 745-4205
  • M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1997
  • Fields U.S., Europe, World, Military History
Research Interests

My interests focus on a couple of different topics and areas. First, I am trained as a scholar of 20th century United States history, and my focus is the period from 1932 to 1972. I have always considered this time frame to be transformative politically and culturally, and I am especially interested in my hometown of Chicago and its history during this time. More recently, my attention has turned to Military History. Here, my primary concentration is on World War I era, and how the global implications of this conflict continue to reverberate well into the modern era. Finally, I have a teaching and research field in Kentucky History.

Teaching Interests

In addition to the first half of the World History survey (History 101), I teach our classes in Military History:
                History 299: Introduction to Military History
                History 398: War and Society to 1500
                History 399: War and Society since 1500
                History 423: A Global History of the First World War
                History 426: Hitler and Nazi Germany
                History 449: Korea and Vietnam
                History 494: United States Military History
I am currently working on a class on World War II, and I am developing online, on-demand versions of several of my classes.

Department Service

In the Department of History, I am a member of our undergraduate advising team, run our social media accounts, and sponsor the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. Finally, I am advisor of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and serve as Department liaison to the WKU Greek community as well as the WKU ROTC.

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