Dr. William Feis

  • Professor of History

B.A., M.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Dr. Feis is the author of Grant’s Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) and co-author of For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012 (Free Press, 2012). He also published Essentially American: General Grenville M. Dodge and Family (Donning Publishers, 2017), a work commissioned by the Historic General Dodge House in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  In addition to writing numerous articles and book chapters on Civil War military intelligence, he is currently transcribing and editing for publication a collection of letters from Civil War soldiers. Dr. Feis also gave an invited lecture on his book Grant’s Secret Service at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA, which aired on C-Span 3 American History TV in September 2018.


U.S. History I and II, The American West, The U.S. Civil War, The American Revolution and Early Republic, World War II, U.S. Military History, History of U.S. Foreign Policy, Post-1945 America