FRANK J. WETTA
Ph.D. (History) Louisiana State University (Major Professor:T. Harry Williams)
M.A., B.S. (History) St. Louis University
Lecturer and Senior Fellow, History Department, Kean University, New Jersey, 2008-2020 (retired)
Vice President of Academic Affair, Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey, 2002-2008
Dean and Provost, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Daytona Beach CC (now Daytona State College), Florida, 1993-2002
Associate Dean/Professor of History, Galveston College, Texas, 1972-1993
Leverhulme British Commonwealth / United States Visiting Fellow in American Studies, Keele University, United Kingdom.
Edwin H. Simmons Award for long, distinguished or particularly outstanding service to The Society for Military History
PRIOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: Chair, Society for Military History book prize committee
Member Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Military History
Chair, Membership Committee, Southern Historical Association
Manuscript for Louisiana State University Press: "When Abraham Lincoln Met Shirley Temple: Lincoln and Women in Film"
Essay, "War and American Memory." The Oxford Handbook of American Military History, Oxford University Press, (forthcoming)
Last Stands from the Alamo to Benghazi: How Hollywood Turns Military Defeat into Moral Victories (Routledge, 2016) with Martin Novelli; The Long Reconstruction: The Post- Civil War South in History, Film, and Memory (Routledge Press, 2014) with Martin Novelli; The Louisiana Scalawags: Politics, Race, and Terrorism During the Civil War and Reconstruction (Louisiana State University Press, 2012); Celluloid Wars: A Research Guide to Film and the American Experience of War (Greenwood, 1992) with Stephen J. Curley. “World War I Films" in Oxford Online Annotated Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, 2016);“On Telling the Truth about War: World War II and Hollywood’s Moral Fiction, 1945-1956” with Martin Novelli in Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History (University of Kentucky Press, 2008); "Romantic, isn't it, Miss Dandridge,” in American Nineteenth Century History: The Vistas of American Military History (2006) with Martin Novelli; and "Now a Major Motion Picture: War Films and Hollywood's New Patriotism" in The Journal of Military History (2003), with Martin Novelli.
BOOK REVIEWS FOR: The American Historical Review, The Journal of Military History, The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Civil War Era