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Department of History : Display Biographical Details

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COL Ty Seidule

Department Head
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: TH 154
Phone: 845.938.3300

 Colonel Ty Seidule, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his more than thirty years in the US Army, Colonel Seidule has commanded cavalry and armor units in war and peace, serving in the United States, Germany, Italy, the Balkans, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. A leader in digital history, he is the creator and senior editor of the award winning The West Point History of Warfare, a seventy-chapter, million-word enhanced digital text published by Rowan Technology. He is also the editor of the award winning The West Point History of the Civil War and The West Point History of World War II, Vols. I and II, and the forthcoming West Point History of the American Revolution published by Simon and Schuster. He is the creator and series editor of the West Point Guide to the Civil Rights Movement and the West Point Guide to Gender and Warfare used by all cadets at the United States Military Academy. He also writes on West Point history, especially Civil War memory and African American history. He is currently working on a history of the Black Power movement at West Point. As a public historian, Colonel Seidule has created several online courses viewed by hundreds of thousands of students. His video lecture, “Was the Civil War about Slavery?” has garnered nearly 10 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Colonel Seidule is also the senior advisor and creator of cadet projects using virtual reality and augmented reality.