Edward B. Westermann received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Regents Professor of History and a Piper Professor of 2023 at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.  He has published extensively on the Holocaust and military history, and he is the author of Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest (Oklahoma, 2016), Hitler’s Police Battalions: Enforcing Racial War in the East (Kansas, 2005), Flak: German Anti-aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945 (Kansas, 2001) and the co-editor of Expeditionary Police Advising and Militarization: Building Security in a Fractured World (Helion, 2018) and Air Force Advising and Assistance: Developing Airpower in Client States (Helion, 2018).  He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, a US Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellow, a three-time fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service, a Clements Center Fellow of the DeGolyer Library at SMU, and a Fellow of Keene State College’s Genocide Studies and Prevention Program. He has won numerous teaching awards and was inducted into Texas A&M University-System Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators in 2018.  Dr. Westermann’s areas of expertise include modern European history, the Holocaust, and war and society. He was a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for AY 2018-2019.  From January 2019 unit September 2021, he served as a Commissioner on the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. His latest book, Drunk on Genocide: Alcohol and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany was published with Cornell University Press in association with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and received the 2023 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research.

Research Interests: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Nazi Germany, World War II, and Military Theory.