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Katherine Reist: Military Expertise Lauded

Katherine Reist, PhD and associate professor and head of Pitt-Johnstown's History Department, has been elected to a four-year term as Trustee of the Society for Military History.

The Society for Military History is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (which, today, totals more than 2,700) has included many of the world's most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.

Dr. Reist teaches courses which explore the history of China and Japan from the classical to the modern period.  Her research has focused on the relationship between the US military and the Chinese government during the period immediately after World War II. 

Her article “The American Military Advisory Missions to China, 1945–1949” was published in the Journal of Military History in 2013.Her research, overall, covers the period from the Boxers to the Peoples Republic and the various roles of the American military in China.

Dr. Reist received her PhD from Ohio State University.