COL Nadine Ross

COL Nadine Ross

Academy Professor

Chief of Faculty Development and Talent Management


LTC Nadine Ross is an Academy Professor in the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She currently serves as the Department’s Chief of Faculty Development and Talent Management. LTC Ross is committed to inspiring cadets and junior faculty to develop and execute their own versions of professional success within the Army. To do this, she believes it is vital to be genuine and live authentically. She is passionate about creating spaces where colleagues and students are free to–and can–live in what is possible and be themselves in their work and in the classroom. In her work, she is known for figuring out internal systems to get things done and acting purposefully to ensure lasting success. It is through these core values that LTC Ross endeavors to invest in cadets and junior faculty, helping them unlock their potential and achieve excellence.

LTC Nadine Ross graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2001. After commissioning into the Adjutant General Corps, she served as a Battalion S1, Postal Platoon Leader, and Detachment Executive Officer in Ansbach, Germany. From 2005 until 2007, LTC Ross commanded the 151ST Adjutant General Company (Postal) at Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023). Following company command, she entered graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, earned an M.A. in History, and returned to West Point to teach in the Department of History (2009 – 2012). During the subsequent 2.5 years, LTC Ross served as the Brigade S1 for the 2ND Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3RD Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. After completing her Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017, LTC Ross deployed to Afghanistan where she served as a Senior Advisor to the Afghan Office of the National Security Council. She returned to the History Department in 2018 as an Academy Professor and served as Chief of the International Division from 2018 until 2022.

Ongoing Research Projects

“Imagining the Volk: Race, Citizenship and Community in Germany, 1933 – 1974”

“Jewish Mischlinge, Afro-Germans and the Fight for Reich Citizenship during World War II”

“‘Circus Child’: Performance and Survival during the Third Reich”

“The Cost of Belonging: Pain and Ambivalence in Oral History Testimony”

Publications & Presentations

“Bodies and Spaces: Citizenship as Claims-making in Germany, 1942—1949.” Central European History. (Forthcoming)

Review of The Escape Line: How the Ordinary Heroes of Dutch-Paris Resisted the Nazi Occupation of Western Europe, by Megan Koreman, Army History no. 117 (Fall 2020): 59-60.

“Seeking their Just Reward: Jewish Mischlinge, Afro-Germans, and the Unlikely Struggle for First-Class Citizenship Rights in Nazi Germany,” 43rd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, October 2019.

“Imagining the Volk: Race, Citizenship and Community in Germany, 1933 – 1974,” Regional Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, March 2017.

“Friends in High Places: Personality and Politics in Anastasio Somoza Garcia’s Nicaragua,” Latin America in the Cold War Conference, Institute of Historical Studies, University of Texas at Austin, October 2009.