Colonel Leon J. Perkowski, Ph.D., is the Vice Commandant of Air University’s Air Command and Staff College and an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies. After serving in various assignments supporting Air Force and Army operations, Col Perkowski has taught and worked in administration at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and Air War College since 2006. Dr. Perkowski’s specialty is the politics and discourse of U.S.
U.S. Foreign Relations
Specializing in the Vietnam War and Franco-American Relations, Kathryn C. Statler is the author of Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam and co-editor of The Eisenhower Administration, The Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War. Her current research focuses on how cultural diplomacy strengthened the Franco-American alliance from 1775 to the present. She teaches courses on The Vietnam Wars, World War I and World War II, U.S. Foreign Relations, and Armed Conflict and American Society.
Thomas (“Tim”) Borstelmann is the Elwood N. and Katherine Thompson Distinguished Professor of Modern World History. Previously, he taught for twelve years at Cornell University. Borstelmann holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. His first book, Apartheid’s Reluctant Uncle: The United States and Southern Africa in the Early Cold War won the Stuart Bernath Prize of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
Dr. Burlingham received her Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rutgers University. While her main focus is in U.S. History, Dr. Burlingham’s research interests also include various aspects of International and Global History. She is particularly interested in African history. Dr. Burlingham spent much of 2004-2007 conducting research for her project in South Africa, Angola, and Portugal and 2008-2009 living, researching, and writing in Portugal and France. In 2007, she was an Africanist Doctoral fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.