Dr. John H. Morrow, Jr. was invited to join the faculty of the University of Georgia in 1988 as Franklin Professor, and in 1991 was elected History Department Chairman. He served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1995 before returning to fulltime teaching and research. Twice selected an Honors Professor for superior teaching, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of Modern Europe and of warfare and society.
He taught German history as a visiting professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point spring semester 2005, for which the Department of the Army awarded him its Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. In 1988-89 Morrow was the Charles A. Lindbergh Visiting Professor at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM), where he consulted on the design of the present gallery on World War I aviation.
Morrow is a frequently invited lecturer at such institutions as the National War College, the Air War College, and the U.S. Military Academy,and he has chaired the History Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Research Advisory Committee of the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and the Search Committee for the Director of the NMAH. He has most recently served on the History Advisory Committee of the Department of the Army, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission’s Legacy Committee, and the First Flight Centennial Federal Advisory Board. He is presently a member of the Presidential Counselors of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA, and of the Advisory Board of the Center for Oral History at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY.
The author of the books German Airpower in World War I (1982) and Building German Airpower (1976), Professor Morrow's book, The Great War in the Air (1993), is considered a classic and the definitive study of air power in the First World War. His edited volume, A Yankee Ace in the RAF. The World War I Letters of Captain Bogart Rogers appeared in 1996. He authored the chapter on the air war in the Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (1998). His comprehensive history of the First World War, The Great War: An Imperial History, appeared from Routledge Press in 2004. He has recently written the chapter on the World Wars for the American Historical Association’s forthcoming volume on the twentieth century.
Morrow is presently revising a co-authored manuscript on the 369th Regiment of African-American soldiers who fought with the French Army during the First World War and writing a history of the Second World War under contract to Longman Press of London.