Tammy m. Proctor

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History Department 704 E. Center Street

Utah State University Providence, UT 84332

0710 Old Main Hill (435) 535-3442

Logan, UT 84322 tammy.proctor@usu.edu

(435) 797-8452


Rutgers University. New Brunswick, NJ

PhD History, October 1995

MA History, January 1993

Areas of specialization: Modern Europe and Britain, Women, Imperialism

University of Missouri. Columbia, MO

BJ Journalism, May 1990/BA History with honors, May 1990

Phi Beta Kappa
Current Position:

Utah State University, Logan UT (2013-present)

Department Head and Professor, History

Past Employers:

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (1998-present)

H. O. Hirt Endowed Professor, History (2010-2013)

Chair, History (2002-2004); (2010-2013)

Professor, History (2008-2010)

Associate Professor, History (2001-2008);

Director, University Honors Program (2000-2002)

Assistant Professor, History (1998-2001)

Co-Director, Women's Studies Program (1999-2000)

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI (1995-1998)

Assistant Professor, History

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (1994-1995)

Visiting Lecturer

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1994)

Instructor, History

Grader, History (1990-1992)


Civilians in a World at War, 1914-1918. New York: NYU Press, 2010.
Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2009.
Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War. New York: NYU Press, 2003.
On My Honour: Guides and Scouts in Interwar Britain. Philadelphia: American Philosophical

Society, 2002.

Articles (peer-reviewed)
“The Louvain Library and U.S. Ambition in Interwar Belgium,” Journal of Contemporary History 50:2

(2015): 147-167.

“The Everyday as Involved in War,” 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War

(October 2014); http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/home/.

“An American Enterprise? British participation in US food relief programmes (1914-1923),” First

World War Studies 5:1 (2014): 29-42.
“Propaganda and the 21st Century Student,” Middle Ground Journal [online open Access journal] (Fall

2011). Co-written with Miguel Martinez-Saenz.

“Missing in Action: Belgium and the First World War,” Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis

[Belgian Contemporary History Rev.], 35:4 (2005): 547-72.

“Family Ties in the Making of Modern Intelligence,” Journal of Social History 39:2 (2005): 451-466.
“‘Patriotism is not enough’: Women, Citizenship and the First World War [review essay],”

Journal of Women’s History 17:2 (Summer 2005): 169-176.

“A Separate Path: Scouting and Guiding in Interwar South Africa,” Comparative Studies

In Society and History 42:3 (July 2000), 605-631.
“(Uni)Forming Interwar Youth: Girl Guides and Boy Scouts in Britain, 1908-1939,” History

Workshop Journal 45 (Spring 1998), 103-134.
Book Chapters
“Total War:  Family, Community, and Identity during the Great War,” in Nicholas Doumanis, ed.,

The Oxford Handbook of Early Twentieth Century Europe, forthcoming.
“Patriotic Enemies: Germans in the Americas, 1914-1920,” in P. Panayi, ed., Germans as Minorities

during the First World War: A Global Comparative Perspective. London: Ashgate, 2014. p. 213-234.
“Les politiques de la pomme de terre pendant la Grande Guerre en Europe” in La Pomme de terre de la Renaissance au XXIe siècle, eds. M. de Ferrière and J.-P. Williot. Rennes: Presses

Universitaire de Rennes, 2011. p. 297-310

“Between the Lines: Female Auxiliaries, Resistors and Spies in Europe and the Mediterranean 1914-

1918,” in Robert Frank and Jost Dülffer, eds., Peace, War and Gender from Antiquity to the

Present: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. Essen: Klartext, 2009. p. 205-218.
“Außerordentlich hoher Bedarf an Gebrauchstauben für das Feldheer– Brieftauben Weltkrieg,” co-

authored with Rainer Pöppinghege, in Pöppinghege, ed., Tiere im Krieg: von der Antike bis zur

Gegenwart. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2009. p. 103-118.
“Home and Away: Women, Popular Culture and Leisure,” in Deborah Simonton, ed. The Routledge

History of Women in Europe since 1700. London: Routledge, 2006. p. 299-340.
“Soldiers Without Uniforms: Women’s Intelligence Work in Occupied Belgium, 1916-18,” Une

Guerre Totale? La Belgique dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Bruxelles: Archives Générale du

Royaume, 2005. p. 117-129.

“‘Something for the Girls’: Girl Guides and Emerging Youth Cultures, 1908-1939” in Christina

Benninghaus, M. J. Mayne, and Birgitte Søland, eds. Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in Modern European History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. p. 239-253.

“La Dame Blanche: Gender and Espionage in Occupied Belgium,” in Jenny Macleod and Pierre

Purseigle, eds., Uncovered Fields: New Approaches in First World War Studies. Leiden: Brill, 2003. p. 227-242.

“Scouts, Guides and the Fashioning of Empire, 1919-1939,” in Wendy Parkins, ed., Fashioning

The Body Politic: Gender, Dress, Citizenship. Oxford: Berg, 2002. p. 125-144.
Edited books and journal issues
Chalk: A Faculty Development Journal (special issue), co-edited with Jeff Kurtz, “Engaging Mid-Career

Faculty.” (Fall 2011)

Scouting Frontiers: Youth and the Scout Movement’s First Century, co-edited with Nelson Block. Newcastle

upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.

“Dreyfus in the Twenty-First Century: A Reconsideration,” [co-edited special issue with Rochelle

Millen], Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historique, 31:3 (2005).

Work in progress
A Short History of World War I (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell). Under contract.
Gendering the First World War (edited volume with Susan R. Grayzel). In progress.

Reviews and other writing (since 2002):

Review of Emily Mayhew, Wounded: A New History of the Western Front in World War I in The Journal of

Modern History (forthcoming).
“Northern Ireland’s Memories of 1916 and the Trouble with the Past,” The Cresset 77:6 (2014): 26-

“Perpetual Concubinage: The Pervasive Myth of the Female Spy,” British Politics Review [Norway]

(Fall 2012).
Review of Stefan Goebel et al., eds. Cities in Battlefields in American Historical Review 117:3 (June 2012):

Review of Stacy A. Cordery, The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts: Juliette Gordon Low in the Journal

of the History of Childhood and Youth 6:1 (Winter 2013): 177-8.
Review of Alan G. V. Simmonds, Britain and World War One in The Historian 74:4 (2012): 895-6.
Review of Priya Satia, Spies in Arabia in Journal of British Studies 48:2 (April 2009): 543-4.
Review of J. Winter and A. Prost, The Great War in European History Quarterly 39:1 (2009): 190-1.
Review of Helen McCartney, Citizen Soldiers: The Liverpool Territorials in the First World War

in American Historical Review 112:1 (February 2007): 276-7.

Review of Philippa Levine, ed., Gender and Empire, in Victorian Studies 48:4 (Summer 2006): 705-6.
Review of Timothy Parsons, Race, Resistance and the Boy Scout Movement in British Colonial Africa, in

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, 6:2 (2005).
Review of Katie Pickles, Female Imperialism and National Identity, in Journal of British Studies 44:2 (April

2005): 393-4.

“‘Patriotism is not enough’: Women, Citizenship and the First World War [review essay],”

Journal of Women’s History 17:2 (Summer 2005): 169-176.
“Perspectives on Teaching Women’s History,” Journal of Women’s History 16:2 (2004): 143-176.
Review of Sonya O. Rose, Which People’s War? National Identity and Citizenship in Wartime

Britain 1939-1945, in History: Reviews of New Books 32:2 (Winter 2004): 61.
“Girl Guide Movement,” in The Reader’s Guide to British History. London: Taylor and Francis, 2003.
Review of Gisela Bock, Women in European History; H-WOMEN, (December 2002).
Conference Participation (since 2002):
“Feeding Internees: Food Politics in Isle of Man Camps,” Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies,

Las Vegas, March 2015

“Humanitarian Aid as Procurement: The American Relief Administration in Postwar Europe,”

American Historical Association Conference, New York, January 2015
“Feeding Internees: Food Politics in Isle of Man Camps,” Conference on Internment on the Isle of Man,

Douglas, IOM, September 2014

“Masculinity, Nationalism and Occupied Territory,” Perspectives on the Great War: WWI International

Conference, London, UK, August 2014
“Gender and World War I Roundtable,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto,

Canada, May 2014

“Gender and World War I Roundtable,” Society for Military History, Kansas City, MO, April 2014
“How Should We Talk About This: Difficult Conversations, Crossover Pedagogy, and Creating

Campus Cultures of Civic Engagement,” Workshop co-facilitated with Dr. Jeffery Kurtz, Academic Deans Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2014

Hosted Midwest World History Conference and facilitated K-12 teaching workshop, Springfield,

OH, September 2013

“Women and Uniforms,” A Century in the Shadow of War, Kansas City, MO, March 2013
“‘Friendship’ and the Emancipatory Potential of Girl Scouting for Female Leaders,” Women’s and

Gender Historians of the Midwest, Grand Rapids, MI, October 2012
“‘Quaker Liebesgaben’ or American ‘Child-Feeding’: Nationalism and Humanitarian Aid in Austria

and Germany, 1919-1921,” Society for the History of American Foreign Relations, Hartford,

CT, June 2012
Commentator, Society for French Historical Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2012
“Citizens, Secularists, and Capitalists: Practicing What We Teach,” Phi Beta Kappa and Academic

Deans Conference, Charleston, SC, November 2011
“Lessons from AP Grading: Classroom Challenges,” Midwest World History Association

Conference, Milwaukee, WI, September 2011
“Patriotic Enemies: Germans in the Americas, 1914-1920,” Germans as Minorities During the First

World War: An International Comparative Perspective, Leicester, UK, July 2011

“‘Technically’ German: The Ambiguities of Nationality in World War I Civilian Internment

Experiences,” European Social Science History Conference, Ghent (Belgium) April 2010

Comment for “Longing to Belong: Community and Twentieth-Century Cultural Imagination”

Panel, American Historical Association Conference, San Diego, CA, 7-10 January 2010

The Problems of Sisterhood: British Girl Guiding and the Case of the Bahamas,” Midwest British

Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 9-11 October 2009

Potato Politics in the Great War in Europe,” Conference on The Potato-From the Renaissance

to the 21st Century, History, Society, Economy, Culture, Tours (France), 25-27 November 2008

Comment for “Women and War Panel,” International Society for the First World War

Conference, Washington DC, 18-21 October 2007
“Between the Lines: Female Auxiliaries, Resistors and Spies in Europe and the Mediterranean

1914-1918,” 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Sydney (Australia), 3-9 July 2005

“Aux Pigeons Soldats: Enlisted for Service in the First World War,” 16th Military History

Colloquium of the Laurier Centre, Waterloo (Canada), May 6-7, 2005

“Gone Home”: Boy Scouting and the Writing/Re-Writing of the War in Britain, 1914-1920,”

War and Virtual War Conference, Salzburg (Austria), October 2004

Organizer and Panel Comment for Centering Gender, Women’s and Gender Historians of the

Midwest Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, June 2004
“Family Ties in the Making of Modern Intelligence,” Kith and Kin Conference, New Brunswick,

NJ, February 2004

“ ‘Soldiers without Uniforms: Women’s Intelligence Work in Occupied Belgium, 1916-18,”

Une Guerre Totale. La Belgique dans la Première Guerre mondiale, Brussels (Belgium), 2003
“Soldiers without Uniform: Women Spy-Martyrs and the Remembrance of World War I,”

American Historical Association Conference, Chicago, January 2003
“Gender, Espionage and the Nation in WWI Britain,” North American Conference on British

Studies, Baltimore, November 2002
“‘Something for the Girls’: Organized Leisure in Europe, 1890-1930,” Conference: Female

Adolescence in European History, 1750-1970,” Zentrum für interdisiplinäre Forschung,

Bielefeld (Germany), October 2001

"La Dame Blanche: Gender, Espionage and the Great War," European Conference in First

World War Studies, Lyon (France), September 2001
"Gender and War in Late Victorian Britain," Locating the Victorians Conference, London (UK),

July 2001

Professional Activities:

Other Professional Activities (since 2004):

  • Invited participant in symposium, “World War I and the Humanitarian Awakening,” Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, IA (June 2015)

  • Interviewed for CBC radio program, Ideas – “The Vixen and the Virgin” (October 2014)

  • Participant, Academic Chairpersons’ Conference, Jacksonville, FL (February 2014)

  • Advanced Placement World History Reader (June 2005, June 2007); Table Leader (2008-2011);

Question Leader (2012-2014)

  • Invited Keynote Lecturer

  • “The War for Noncombatants,” University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, October 2014

  • “Civilians and the Labor of War, 1914-1918,” Wright State University, October 2014

  • Women and the Great War Symposium (Italy), èStoria – Festival internazionale della storia (International History Festival), May 2012

  • Erie Insurance Group, May 2011

  • Lafayette University, November 2010

  • Lifelong Learning of Hilton Head Island, October 2010

  • “The Great War and the Evolution of the Civilian Contractor,” St. Thomas University, Fredericton (Canada), September 2009

  • “Change and the Spirit of Scouting: 100 Years of Challenges,” International Conference on the History of Scouting, Stockholm, Sweden, November 2007

  • “Camp Followers, Collaborators, and Contract Laborers: Civilians and the Great War” at the 28th Annual Warren I. Susman Conference, Rutgers University, April 2006

  • Lilly Summer Seminar in Northern Ireland, Summer 2012

  • Invited Workshop Presenter – University of Virginia (Teaching American History Grant), 2012

  • Historical Consultant; Interviewed for History Channel Canada film on Mata Hari

  • National Nominating Committee for Fulbright U.S. Student Program in the European Union, 2010-2013

  • Book Signing – Smithsonian American Museum of Art, July 2010

  • Presenter at AAC&U Conference on Shaping Faculty Roles in a Time of Change, April 2009

  • Co-organizer of “Scouting: A Centennial Symposium” at Johns Hopkins University (February 2008)

  • Co-organizer of “Japan and the World Conference” to honor Dr. James Huffman in Fall 2006

  • AP College Board “Best Practices” Calibration Team (January 2006)

  • Historical Consultant; Interviewed for JAK Documentary Film, Mata Hari (May 2005)

  • Book Review Editor, H-WOMEN (2003-2005)

  • Research Presentation, History Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Fall 2004

  • Manuscript Review for various journals

  • Manuscript Review for various university presses

  • Interviewed about Female Intelligence for radio program, BookTalk, Australian Broadcasting

Corporation (May 2004)
Grants, Awards and Honors:

  • Rockefeller Archive Grant-in-Aid (2011-12)

  • Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grant (2011)

  • Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (2010)

  • Hoover Presidential Library Travel Grant (2006)

  • NEAC Small Conferences Grant (2006)

  • Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society (2005)

  • Fulbright US Scholar Award (funded research award for Belgium 2004-05)

  • Freeman Foundation Grant for travel/study in Japan (2003)

  • Columbus Jewish Foundation Grant for Dreyfus Conference (2003)

  • Ohio Humanities Council Grant for Dreyfus Conference (2003)

  • American Association of University Women Grant for Grrrlz to Womyn project (2002-04)

  • Knowledge Works Grant for Grrrlz to Womyn project (2002-03)

  • Matthies Award (2001)

  • ELCA College and University Faculty Grant (Summer 1999)

  • Marion Johnson Fellow, Rutgers (1993-94)

  • Rutgers Graduate School Fellowship (1992-93)

  • Rutgers Graduate Scholar Award (1990-92)

Memberships and offices held in professional associations:

  • International Society for First World War Studies (2001-present)

  • Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies (2014-present)

  • Steering Committee, Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest (2000-05)

--Vice President (2003-05)

--Membership Chair (2008-2010)

--Program Chair (2012)

  • Midwest World History Association (2009-present)

--Executive Committee (2009-2014)

--President (2012-2014)

  • American Historical Association (1994-present)

  • North American Conference on British Studies (2000-2011)

  • Midwest Conference on British Studies (2000-2011)

  • Miami Valley Victorian Interdisciplinary Colloquium (2001-)

  • World History Association (2005-present)

  • Ohio Academy of History (1999-2014)

--Program Committee (2000-01)

--Teaching Award Committee (2001-03),

--Dissertation Award Committee (2003-04)

--Publication Award Committee (2005-06)

--Membership Committee (2010-2012)

--Program Committee (2012-2013)

  • American Association of University Women (1995-98, 2000-01, 2010-2011)

--President-Elect, Springfield Branch (2012)

--Membership Vice President, Springfield Branch (2010-2011)

--Communications Vice-President, Sheboygan Branch (1997-98)

--Editor, Insight (1996-98)

Campus and Community Contributions:

Campus Contributions

  • Phi Alpha Theta Conference (BYU) – accompanied USU students and commented on session (March 2014)

  • Elected member of Diversity Advisory Committee (2012-2013)

  • Appointed member of Teacher Effectiveness Committee (2012-2013)

  • Chair, Faculty Retreat (2011)

  • Mentor for multiple faculty members and member of the Lilly Mission and Mentoring Grant group (2009-2011)

  • Faculty member of Wittenberg's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (President, 2010-11)

  • Participant in the CLAC (Foreign Language Across the Curriculum) Program

  • Appointed member of Healthcare Task Force (2010)

  • Elected as Faculty Presiding Officer (2008-2009)

  • Elected member of the Writing and Speaking Committee (2006-2010)

  • Elected member of the Faculty Executive Board (2005-08, Chair 2007-08, 2012-13)

  • Appointed member of Strategic Planning Implementation Committee (2006-2008)

  • Appointed to Study-Abroad Ad-Hoc Committee (2005)

  • Elected member of the Faculty Personnel Board (2002-04, Chair 2003-04)

  • Elected member of the Hearing Board (2001-02)

  • Elected member of Faculty Research Fund Board (1999-2002)

  • Admissions and Scholarship Committee (2000-02)

  • Co-Founder, “Grrlz to Womyn,” (1999-2005)

  • Honors Program Committee (1998-02)

  • Women’s Studies Program Committee (1998-2000)

  • Feminist Reading Group, Wittenberg University (1998-2013)

Contributions to the Community (since 2010)

  • Lecture for the Logan Library (January 2015)

  • Appointed member of Utah History Day Advisory Board (2014-)

  • USU Summer Citizens Course (July 2014)

  • Lecture for Utah Festival Opera Company (July 2014)

  • Lecture to the Weber Historical Society (April 2014)

  • Judge for Utah History Day (April 2014)

  • Judge for Regional History Day at USU (March 2014)

  • Founding member of the Wittenberg Food Co-Op

  • Brownie Girl Scout Leader, Springfield, OH (2012-2013)

  • Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education – Soche Talks (2012)

  • AAUW Springfield – President-Elect

  • Invited Presentation at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (March 2012)

  • Invited Presentation at AAUW, Springfield, OH (March 2012)

  • Video interview at the Dayton Stem School with 8th graders, May 2011

  • Invited presentation at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (March 2010)

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