Volume 17, No. 1: About the Authors

Jim Ransom U.S. Asiatic Fleet Submarines 1941-42: An Evaluation of Senior Leadership

CAPT Jim Ransom retired from the U.S. Navy following 30 years as a submariner. He served as Operations Officer for Commander Submarine Group 7, a successor to Commander Submarines, U.S. Asiatic Fleet. He commanded USS Miami (SSN 755) and served as Deputy for Operations and Chief of Staff at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and also holds an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He is an Adjunct Professor teaching Strategy and War in Mayport, Florida, for the College of Distance Education, U.S. Naval War College. This article is part of a project he is researching on U.S. Asiatic Fleet submarines in the first six months of World War II.

Henrikki Tikkanen Officers in the ‘Fishpond’ and their Roles in the Royal Navy of the Fisher Era, 1904-1919

Dr. Henrikki Tikkanen is a Professor of Business Administration at the Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include strategic marketing and management, leadership, and organizational history. He defended his history doctoral thesis in 2020 at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. This article is a part of that doctoral dissertation.

Joseph Moretz A Question of Faith, A Matter of Tactics: The Royal Navy and the Washington Agreement

Dr. Joseph Moretz is an independent researcher and author specializing in the modern Royal Navy. A graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, Moretz subsequently studied at King’s College, London, and received an M.A. and Ph. D. in War Studies. A North American Society for Oceanic History member, Dr. Moretz is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. The author of three books, six chapters in edited volumes, and a frequent reviewer of historical monographs, he is presently writing a history of British amphibious operations for the period 1882-1916.

Aleksandr Gelfand Inside the Archives: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Archives

Aleksandr Gelfand is an Associate Information Management Officer at the United Nations Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS). He holds a Master of Arts in Archives and Public History from New York University.

Marian Matyn Research Worth Diving Into: Significant Great Lakes Maritime Primary Source Collections at the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University

Marian Matyn earned a B.A. in History and an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and an M.A. in history from Central Michigan University (CMU). At CMU she is archivist in the Clarke Historical Library (since 1996), an associate professor in the CMU Libraries, liaison librarian and an adjunct professor in the History Department. Marian presents and publishes on a variety of topics.


Tyler Kaus Grace Hopper: Computer Communicator (National History Day)

Tyler Kaus received the History of the Physical Sciences & Technology Prize at the 2022 National History Day competition in College Park, MD, for his documentary on Admiral Grace Hopper. On this project, Tyler enjoyed visiting online archives and learning the historical research process while developing his documentary skills. He graduated from Chadron (Nebraska) Senior High School and now attends Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, majoring in computer science, and specializing in robotics.

(Return to December 2022 Table of Contents)

This entry was posted in Authors. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.