Derek Zumbro

Assistant Professor and Military History Coordinator
Office: Building 50, Room 145

Courses Taught

Western Perspectives II, The First World War, Nazi Germany, The Second World War, Modern Military Leaders, American Military History, The French Revolution.Graduate Seminars: Modern Military Leaders, The Second World War.


Europe Since 1500, Modern Germany, Military History.

Current Research Interests

Nuremberg during the Third Reich 1933 - 1946


Ph.D., History, Louisiana State University, 2006; M.A., History, University of Southern Mississippi, 2001; B.A., Anthropology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1980; University of Heidelberg, 2001-2002.

Awards and Honors

  • Military Awards/Citations
  • United Nations Peace-Keeping Medal, 1986
  • LSU Studies Abroad Exchange Scholarship (University of Heidelberg), 2001 - 2002
  • Miller Prize for Outstanding Dissertation (Louisiana State University), 2006


  • American Historical Association
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Omohundro Institute for American History and Culture
  • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic


Battle for the Ruhr: The German Army's Final Defeat in the West. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006 (Main Selection of the Military Book Club; Alternate Selection of the History Book Club).

In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front. Translated/Edited by Derek S. Zumbro. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001 (Main Selection of the History Book Club; Alternate Selection of the Military Book Club).