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Tim Johnson 

History Politics and Philosophy

University Research Professor


Tim Johnson joined the history faculty in 1991.  He is the author/editor of eight books and over
two dozen articles that focus primarily on early U.S. military history.  His work has been
nominated for various awards including the Lincoln Prize, the Society of Military History Book
Award, and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Book Prize.  He was a
finalist in 2019 for the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award.  Johnson has
been a research fellow at Yale University of the Virginia Historical Society.
Noteworthy books:
For Duty and Honor: Tennessee’s Mexican War Experience, University of Tennessee Press, 2018.
Memoirs of Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, (editor) University of Tennessee Press, 2015.
A Gallant Little Army: The Mexico City Campaign, University Press of Kansas, 2007.
Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory, University Press of Kansas, 1998.
Courses taught:
History of the United States I & II
National Period
Tennessee History
Civil War & Reconstruction
Senior Seminar
U.S. Military History
Vietnam War

Ph.D., History, University of Alabama
M.A., History, University of Alabama
M.Ed., Education, University of Alabama
B.S., History, University of Alabama