David Hein, M.A., Ph.D.

Affiliated Scholar
Hood College

David Hein is a historian and humanities teacher based in Hood College’s philosophy and religious studies department. He regularly offers a wide range of courses in religion, philosophy, literature, and history. Dr Hein was educated at St Paul’s School (Brooklandville, MD), the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago. Lately, Professor Hein has focused his research on the period of the Second World War: “In War for Peace: General George C. Marshall’s Core Convictions and Ethical Leadership,” Touchstone 26 (March 2013); “Counterpoint to Combat: The Education of Airborne Commander James M. Gavin,” ARMY 63 (July 2013); and “Vulnerable: HMS Prince of Wales in 1941,” Journal of Military History 77 (July 2013). In 2011 Dr. Hein was nominated and elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK), in recognition of his “original” and “significant” contributions to historical scholarship. Recent public lectures include “Churchill, Roosevelt, and HMS Prince of Wales” at the George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, VA.