College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Adrian R. Lewis

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - History
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 3618
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Professor Adrian R. Lewis earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1995. His dissertation became his first book, Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory, published in 2001 by UNC Press.. Research: 20th century warfare; World War II; the Cold War; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Ph.D., European and Military History, University of Chicago

M.A., European and Military History, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

M.B.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

B.A., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley

Teaching Interests

  • World War II
  • Korean and Vietnam Wars
  • 20th Century Warfare
  • American Culture of War
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • And Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan


Naval War College; U.S. Army

Selected Publications

Lewis, A. (in press). Transforming an Army: The Trap of Culture, Politics, Technology, and the Economy. Journal of Military and Information Science.


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