Timothy S. Wolters

Associate Professor [HIST]
Office:619 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA

My research focuses on the global history of technology, military and naval history, and U.S. business history. My work has appeared in the leading journals in all three fields: Technology and Culture, Journal of Military History, and Enterprise and Society. Johns Hopkins University Press published my first book, Information at Sea: Shipboard Command and Control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to Okinawa, in 2013. Current major projects include an article on RAND analyst Harvey A. DeWeerd, another on the emergence of military and naval history as a professional discipline in the United States, and a third on the U.S. Navy’s efforts to capture the operational lessons of World War II. I am also working on a new book that explores the development and adoption of American naval radio-navigation systems during the first two decades of the twentieth century.