» Dr. Jennifer D. Keene
Professor, Chair, Department of History

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of History
Dr. Jennifer D. Keene
Office Location:
Roosevelt Hall 204
Office Hours:
Tue./Thu. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or by appt.
Phone:
(714) 744-2102
Email:
Education
The George Washington University, Bachelor of Arts
The George Washington University, Master of Arts
Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. in History
Biography

Jennifer D. Keene is a professor of history and chair of the History Department. She received her Ph.D. in History from Carnegie-Mellon University and is a specialist in American military experience during World War I.  She received the Wang-Franklin Professorship for 2007-9, the highest faculty award given by Chapman University. Dr. Keene has published three books on the American involvement in the First World War, Doughboys, the Great War and the Remaking of America (2001), The United States and the First World War (2000), and World War I ( 2006). She is also the lead author for an America history textbook, Visions of America: A History of the United States. She is currently working on a book detailing the African American experience during the First World War and has another project comparing the experiences of soldiers from the French and British empires during World War I. Dr. Keene served as an associate editor for the Encyclopedia of War and American Society (2005) which won the Society of Military History's prize for best military history reference book. She is on the advisory board of the International Society for First World War Studies and serves as the book review editor for the Journal of First World War Studies.

She has received numerous fellowships for her research, including a Mellon Fellowship, a Graves Award, Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Australia and France, an Albert J. Beveridge Research Grant, and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Award.  Dr. Keene's articles have appeared in the Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, Annales de Démographie Historique, Peace & Change, Intelligence and National Security, and Military Psychology. She has published essays in several edited anthologies, including Warfare and Belligerence: New Perspectives on the First World War, National Stereotypes in Perspective: Frenchmen in America: Americans in France, and Knowing Your Friends: Intelligence Inside Alliances and Coalitions from 1914 to the Cold War. In addition, Dr. Keene has served as an on-camera expert for several film documentaries including "The March of the Bonus Army," that aired on PBS nationwide on Memorial Day 2006 and has appeared on the Chicago Public Radio Program, Odyssey. She also works closely with the Gilder-Lehrman Institute offering Teaching American History workshops for secondary school teachers throughout the country. Prior to joining the faculty of Chapman University in 2004, Dr. Keene taught at the University of Redlands.

Read the Happenings article featuring Dr. Keene and her Fulbright experience in Australia.

Watch the video of Dr. Keene's interview, one in a series of interviews with Fulbright scholars for the 60th anniversary of the Australian-American Fulbright educational and cultural exchange.

Dr. Keene's Publication's You Can Find on Amazon:

World War I: The American Soldier Experience, University of Nebraska Press, (2011)World War I: The American Soldier Experience, University of Nebraska Press, (2011)
Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies, Edited by Jennifer D. Keene and Michael S. Neiberg, (2011)Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies,Edited by Jennifer D. Keene and Michael S. Neiberg, (2011)
First World War Studies, Book Review Editor - Jennifer Keene Routledge Press, (2010)First World War Studies, Book Review Editor - Jennifer Keene, Routledge Press, (2010)
Visions of America: A History of the United States, with Saul Cornell and Ed O'Donnell. Prentice Hall Publishing, (2010) 2 VolumesVisions of America: A History of the United States, with Saul Cornell and Ed O'Donnell. Prentice Hall Publishing, (2010) 2 Volumes
Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (War/Society/Culture) Johns Hopkins University Press, (2006)Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (War/Society/Culture) Johns Hopkins University Press, (2006)
Encyclopedia of War and American Society, associate editor. Sage Publishing, (2005)Encyclopedia of War and American Society, associate editor. Sage Publishing, (2005)
World War 1, American Soldiers Lives Series Greenwood Press, (2003)World War 1, American Soldiers Lives Series Greenwood Press, (2003)

 More of Dr. Keene's publications (click on link to download PDFs):

“Americans Respond: Perspectives on the Global War, 1914 –1917,”Geschichte und Gesellschaft 40 (2014): 266-86.

"Wilson and Race Relations."A Companion to Woodrow Wilson, ed. Ross A. Kennedy: Wiley-Blackwell (2013).

The Long Journey Home: African American World War/Veterans and Veterans' Policies, ed. Stephan R. Ortiz: University Press of Flordia (2012).

"Sustaining the Will to Fight: The American Army in World War I."In Raise, Train and Sustain: Delivering Land Combat Power, ed. Peter Dennis & Jeffrey Grey. Commonwealth of Australia: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP) (2010).

"United States in the First World War." In A Companion to the First World War, ed. John Horne. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing (2010).

"Images of Racial Pride: African American Propaganda Posters in the First World War." In Picture This! Reading World War I Posters, ed. Pearl James. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (2009).

"The Memory of the Great War in the African American Community." In Unknown Soldiers: The American Expeditionary Forces in Memory and Remembrance, ed. Mark Snell. Ohio: Kent State University Press (2008).

American at War: Assessing the Significance of American Participation in the Great War." In New Zealand in the Great War, ed. John Crawford. Wellington: Exilsle Publishing (2007).

"Protest and Disability: A New Look at African American Soldiers During the First World War." In Warfare and Belligerence: Perspectives in First World War Studies, ed. Pierre Purseigle. London: Brill Academic Publishers (2005).

A Comparative Study of White and Black American Soldiers during the First World War.">Annales de Demographie Historique, no. 1 (July 2002).

"Doughboys at War."Organization of American Historians Magazine of History, 17 no. 1 (October 2002).

"French and American Racial Stereotypes during the First World War." In National Stereotypes in Perspective: Frenchmen in America: Americans in France, ed. William Chew. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press (2001).

"W.E.B. Dubois and the Wounded World: Seeking Meaning in the First World War for African Americans,"Peace & Change 26, no.2. (April 2001) 

"Uneasy Alliances: French Military Intelligence and the American Army during the First World War,"Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 1 (Spring 1998).

"Intelligence and Morale in the Army of a Democracy: The Genesis of Military Psychology during the First World War,"Military Psychology 6, no. 4 (1994).

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Hemingway: A Typical Doughboy.” In War and Ink: New Perspectives on Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings, ed. Steven Trout. Kent State University Press, 2013.
“Wilson and Race Relations.” In A Companion to Woodrow Wilson, ed. Ross A. Kennedy, Wiley-Blackwell Press, 2013.
“Hemingway: A Typical Doughboy.” In War and Ink: New Perspectives on Hemingway’s Early Life and Writings, ed. Steven Trout. Kent State University Press, 2013.
Visions of America: A History of the United States 2e, with Saul Cornell and Edward O’Donnell. New York: Pearson, 2012.
"The Long Journey Home: African American World War I Veterans and Veteran Policies." In Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States, ed. Stephen R. Ortiz. University Press of Florida, 2012.
H-SHGAPE (April 2012) Bruce A. Glasrud, ed., Brothers to the Buffalo Soldiers: Perspectives on the African American Militia and Volunteers, 1865-1917. H-Net Reviews. URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=33096
“The Convergence of Military/Diplomatic and Social/Cultural History: The American Experience in World War I,” Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review, 43, no. 2 (September, 2012): 30-38. http://www.shafr.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Passport-September-2012.pdf
“Fighting the Great War: Re-considering the American Soldier Experience,” Historically Speaking (January 2012): 7-9. Winner of 2011 Jack Miller Center Prize.
“World War I,” Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website, http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/progressive-era-new-era-1900-1929/world-war-i
World War I: The American Soldier Experience. University of Nebraska Press.
Finding Common Ground: New Directions in First World War Studies. Ed. with Michael Neiberg. Brill Publishing,
American Historical Review (December 2010), Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War I by Adriane Lentz-Smith. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2009.
Journal of American History (March 2011), Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle against White Supremacy in the Postwar South by Christopher S. Parker. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.
Journal of Military History (July 2011), Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L. Williams. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.