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Mark Von Hagen, Director

Mark Von Hagen is the director of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement and Interim Director of the Melikian Center. He teaches history and global studies in the School of Politics and Global Studies, especially on courses ion the Eastern Front in World Wars I and II, history of the Soviet Union, war and revolution, with a focus on the human experience of combat and the costs of war and peace. He launched a new course focused on veterans titled, "Oral History: America's Most Recent Wars." He is also a military brat - his father served 20 years in the U.S. Army and Air force and he grew up on military bases in Europe and the U.S. His publications include Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship: The Red Army and the Soviet Socialist State (Cornell, 1993), "War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Regimes in Galicia and Ukraine (University of Washington, 2007), and a recent review of literature on Russian military history (Kritika).

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Nancy Dallett, Associate Director

Nancy Dallett is the Assistant Director of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. She is a public historian and has produced projects on public memory and conducted oral histories for 30 years. She is interested in research and public programming to address the military/civilian gap, the nature of service and its foundational values, moral injury, and transitioning among military, civilian, and academic cultures. Her previous national and international practice included museum exhibits, radio documentaries, historic preservation, cultural heritage tourism, and collaborative public arts. Previously Assistant Director of ASU's Public History Program, she was principal investigator for $1 million of sponsored projects for 20 National Parks Service projects including administrative histories, historic resource studies, cultural landscape studies, and museum planning and design. Previous projects about military history include research and development of the AZ 9-11 Memorial, and exhibit plan for the Visitor Center at the Fort Union National Monument in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.