Department of History

Ed Arrizabalaga

Ed Arrizabalaga

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Edward Arrizabalaga is a direct-track PhD candidate in history. He graduated summa cum laude from Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, in 1969 with a BA in Political Science. He received a JD degree in law from the University of Michigan in 1975. He retired from the United States Foreign Service in September, 2002.

Arrizabalaga was a Graduate Teaching Assistant from August, 2003 to May, 2008. He is currently PhD ABD, with an expected completion date of December, 2011. His major field of study is Modern America under Dr. Larry Gerber and Dr. William Trimble. His minor fields are Early America under Dr. Kenneth Noe and the History of Technology under Dr. James Hansen. His breadth field is Latin American History. To date he has taught four courses in the History of Technology at Auburn University.

Arrizabalaga's dissertation-in-progress is a biography of Vice-Admiral Alfred Wilkinson Johnson, an important figure in American naval history during the first half of the twentieth century with respect to the development of both U.S. naval aviation and U.S. naval radar. He is currently preparing a paper on Vice-Admiral Johnson's role as the officer in charge of the naval bombing trials of 1921, which involved the participation of General Billy Mitchell.

Arrizabalaga is a member of Phi Apha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, and a life member of the United States Naval Institute.

Last Updated: August 22, 2016