Melvin Charles "Chuck" Smith has been with the University of the Cumberlands since 2005, rising to Full Professor in the process. He taught at a variety of institutions before arriving at UC, including a year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a specialist in Modern Military History and teaches a variety of classes in that discipline for the University. He is as a certified concealed-carry instructor for the state of Kentucky.
PhD History, Auburn University, 2000
MA, History, Auburn University 1992
BA, History, Samford University, 1985
Awarded for Valour: A History of the Victoria Cross and the Evolution of the British Concept of Heroism. Palgrave MacMillan, 2008.
“‘You Have to Shoot Somebody.’ A Paradigm Shift in Heroism: The Victoria Cross and the Great War,” War and Virtual War: The Challenges to Communities Interdisciplinary Symposium, Mansfield College, Oxford University, July 2002.
“‘We Give the Afreedeeman Fits:’ The Tirah Campaign of 1897,” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., January, 2004.
- European History
- Military History
- History of Technology