Dr. Alexander Burns - Portrait - Fall 2023 --0527

Dr. Alexander Burns

Assistant Professor of History

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Dr. Alexander S. Burns is joining Franciscan in August 2022, after a year of teaching for West Virginia University. A scholar of eighteenth-century conflict in Europe and North America, he has recently edited a volume: The Changing Face of Old Regime Warfare: Essays in Honour of Christopher Duffy. Alex has previously taught at Indiana Wesleyan University and Montreat College. His current book project explores the international culture of military professionalism that Baron Steuben transferred to the United States during the American War of Independence. Alex is originally from central Indiana and now lives in Weirton, West Virginia with his wife, Noelle.