Antalya Bilim University is very happy to announce the appointment of Professor Edward J. Erickson to the School of Business and Social Sciences as professor of international relations. Prof. Erickson will be teaching Modern World History and Diplomatic History courses, and he will assist our new international security and war studies program.

Prof. Erickson recently retired as professor of military history at the Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. He briefly served as a Scholar-in-Residence in the Clark Center for Global Engagement at the State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, New York.

Prof. Erickson is a retired regular US Army lieutenant colonel. He is the recipient of two Bronze Star medals, the Legion of Merit and numerous other military awards.

Prof. Erickson is widely recognized as one of the foremost specialists on the Ottoman Army during the First World War. Among the numerous books he has written are Ordered To Die, A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War; Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913; Gallipoli, The Ottoman Campaign; Ottomans and Armenians, A Study in Counterinsurgency; Gallipoli, Command under Fire; and Palestine, The Ottoman Campaigns 1914-1918. He is the co-author, with Prof. Mesut Uyar, of A Military History of the Ottomans, from Osman to Ataturk.

Prof. Erickson is also the author of Strategic Water; Iraq and Security Planning in the Euphrates-Tigris Basin and A Soldier’s Kipling, Poetry and the Profession of Arms. Prof. Erickson is a frequent visitor to Europe and the Middle East and his latest book project is titled Phase Line Attila, The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus.