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Dr. Stephen R. Ortiz

Associate Professor, PhD, 2004, University of Florida: 20th Century U.S., Political History, War and Society, National Security
Ph.D., University of Florida, 2004
Office: LT 617
Phone: (607) 777-5325

Dr. Ortiz’s research and teaching interests range broadly in the political, military, diplomatic, and gender history of the twentieth-century United States. His book Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era examines U.S. veteran's policy and the political activism of military veterans during the interwar period. He is also the editor of a volume published by the University Press of Florida titled Veterans’ Policies, Veterans’ Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States. He has published articles in the Journal of Policy History and the Journal of Military History. The latter article was awarded the 2007 Moncado Prize by the Society for Military History for best article in the 2006 Journal of Military History. In 2008, Dr. Ortiz was featured on the PBS program History Detectives. In 2010, his talk from the Roosevelt Reading Festival was broadcast on CSPAN2’s BookTV. A 2011 lecture on the New Deal for his Binghamton University HIST 104 class was filmed and aired by CSPAN (found here). Dr. Ortiz is currently working on  a new monograph project tentatively titled Comrades in Arms: Veteran Organizations and the Politics of National Security in the American Century. More information can be found on Dr. Ortiz’s webpage:

Beyond the bonus march and gi bill.

Last Updated: 8/12/16