C. Wood photo Dr. C. E. "Ed" Wood
Associate Professor of History, Social Science Department
231 Louis Bennett Hall
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Doctor in History - University of Nebraska, 2003
Master of Arts in History - University of Nebraska, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in History - University of Iowa, 1985

Academic Honors

Citation of Recognition for Contribution to Students, Teaching Council, University of Nebraska, 2001.
Honor Graduate, Ordnance Officer Basic Course, U. S. Army, 1986.
Distinguished Military Graduate, Army ROTC, University of Iowa, 1983.

Courses Taught

The First-Year Experience
History of World Cultures I
History of World Cultures II
United States History since 1877
Europe, 1500-1815
Europe since 1815
History of Modern Germany
History of Modern Britain
History of Modern Japan
History of World War II
World History since 1945
Military History
World Regional Geography
Physical Geography
European Geography
Senior Seminar
Careers and Fields in History
Political Science

Current Professional Organizations

Researcher, Veteran's Legacy Project, Glenville State College, 2010-present.

Previous Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Glenville State College, 2010-present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Glenville State College, 2004-2010.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities, Peru State College; 1999-2004.
Instructor, Department of History, University of Nebraska; 1998-2003.
Instructor, Department of History, Concordia College; 1998.
Laboratory Instructor, Department of Anthropology and Geography, University of Nebraska; 2003-2004.
Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Nebraska; 1997-1999, 2003.


Faculty Award for Excellence, Glenville State College, 2008.
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska, 2001.


Viola Florence Barnes Fellowship, University of Nebraska, 2002.
Humanities Center Award for Graduate Research, University of Nebraska, 2002.
Marguerite C. and Clare McPhee Fellowship, University of Nebraska, 2001.
Regents Tuition Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001-2002.
Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, The Pew Charitable Trust, University of Nebraska, 1999.


Book: Mud: A Military History, Washington DC: Potomac Books Inc., 2006 and was selected as an Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) book. In 2007, the book was translated into Polish and published by Bellona Press of Warsaw.

Chapter: "Soil and Warfare" in Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds. Soil and Culture, New York: Springer, 2009.

Encyclopedia Articles: "Battle of Killicrankie", "Battle of Nagashino", "Battle of Sekigahara", "Battle of St. Mihiel", "Oda Nobunaga", "Frederick Sleigh Roberts", Magill's Guide to Military History, edited by John Powell, Salem Press, Inc., 2001.

Encyclopedia Article: "Battle of Culloden", Land Warfare: An Encyclopedia, edited by Stanley L. Sandler, ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2002.


Radio Interview – Harry Allen's "Nonfiction" concerning Mud for WBAI, New York – 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio (www.wbai.org), June 15, 2007.

CSPAN-2 Book TV -- "Mud: A Military History," at the Association of the U. S. Army's (AUSA) annual meeting -- Washington D.C., October 2006.

"British Implementation of the Martial Race Theory in the Indian Army: A Military Perspective, 1857-1893," Northern Great Plains History Conference, Bismarck North Dakota, October 2004.

"The Cold I Don't Mind, but the Mud is Intolerable: The Influence of Mud on Military Morale," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha Nebraska, March 2002.


FACDIS (West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies)
Society of Military History