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Edward B. Westermann, PhD

Edward B. Westermann, PhD

Commissioner
San Antonio, TX

Edward B. Westermann received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Professor of History 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).

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.  His newest book, Drunk with Genocide? Drinking Rituals, Masculinity and Mass Murder in Nazi Germany, is under contract with Cornell University Press.

He was the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum throughout spring 2019.