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David Snead

David Snead

Professor of History
Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences 

Office: DeMoss 4382M
Phone: (434) 592-3113
E-mail: dlsnead@liberty.edu


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Virginia Tech
  • B.A., Virginia Tech


David Snead serves as a professor at Liberty University and is a former chair of the department. He began his career at Texas Tech University in 1999 and has specialized in American Diplomatic and Military History with a focus on World War I, World War II, and the early Cold War.  Today, David enjoys mentoring students and pursuing his research interests. In his free time, he loves spending time with his family, gardening, and walking.

Professional or Notable Memberships  

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Society of Military History
  • Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations

Courses Taught

  • HIUS 222 American History Since 1865
  • HIST 300 Historical Methodology
  • HIUS 390 Virginia History
  • HIWD 455 World War II
  • Senior Seminars: 
    • World War I
    • Cold War
  • Graduate courses:
    • World War II
    • U.S. Military History
    • Cold War
    • Holocaust

Book Publications

  • John F. Kennedy: The New Frontier President (Nova Publishing, 2010).
  • An American Soldier in World War I (Lincoln:  University of Nebraska Press, 2006).
  • The Gaither Committee, Eisenhower, and the Cold War (Columbus, OH:  Ohio State University Press, 1999).

Edited Works

  • Editor, Thomas Faulkner, Flying with the Fifteenth Air Force: A B-24 Pilot's Missions from Italy during World War II (Denton, TX:  University of North Texas Press, 2018).
  • Editor with Anne B. Craddock, Ross E. Hofmann, Escape from Bataan:  A Naval Ensign’s Memoir of His Time in the Philippines, October 1941 to May 1942 (Jefferson, NC:  McFarland, 2016).
  • Editor, James. M. Davis, In Hostile Skies:  An American B-24 Pilot in World War II (Denton, TX:  University of North Texas Press, 2006).

Research Interests

  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Cold War



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