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Kyle S. Sinisi


Dr. Kyle S. Sinisi graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1984 with a BA in History. Following four years of active duty service in the United States Army, he attended Kansas State University, where he earned both the MA and Ph.D. Professor Sinisi came to The Citadel in 1994.

Professor Sinisi teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses at The Citadel, but he concentrates his offerings on the Civil War, World War II, U.S. military history, and the history of weaponry. He is a two-time recipient of the James A. Grimsley Award, The Citadel’s annual award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Professor Sinisi is co-editor (with Professor Michael B. Barrett) of the “Total War Series” line of books for the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. He is the author of The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price’s Missouri Expedition of 1864 (A.M. Pate Award for best book of 2015 on the Trans-Mississippi Civil War) and Sacred Debts: State Civil War Claims and American Federalism. He is also a co-editor of Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century. Professor Sinisi is currently at work on a biography of General Samuel R. Curtis and a study of Charleston during the Civil War.

Contact Information
Telephone: 843-953-5246
Office: Mims 307-8

Ph.D. History (Kansas State University)
M.A. History (Kansas State University)
B.A. History (Virginia Military Institute, with distinction and honors, distinguished military graduate)

Research Interests: American political and military history and The Civil War and Gilded Age

Dr. Sinisi's Vita

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