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John Sharpe

  • Ph.D. Program, History of Industrialization
  • Hagley Fellow
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John Sharpe

John Sharpe is a 1993 distinguished graduate of the United States Naval
Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where he received a Bachelor of Science
degree with honors in English, and emphases in political thought and
history. Upon graduation he was awarded the Van Dyke Prize for standing
highest in courses required to complete an English major, and received the
Nancy R. Wicker Award for his Honours Essay on T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland.

Following graduation from Annapolis, he graduated from Naval Nuclear
Power School (Orlando, Fla.), Naval Prototype Training (Charleston, S.C.),
and Naval Submarine School (Groton, Conn.). He then served aboard the Los
Angeles class nuclear-powered submarine USS Atlanta (SSN 712), where he
filled various officer duties, and obtained certification as a Nuclear
Engineer Officer. Having completed tours of duty in Italy, at the Pentagon,
and in other major naval and joint headquarters, Sharpe returned to academic
work in 2007, became a University of Delaware Hagley Fellow in 2009, and completed an M.A. in History at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.)
in 2010.

Sharpe's research interests focus upon anti-industrial social
criticism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (with a focus
on England and the United States), interwar Catholic social and political
movements in the English-speaking world, anti-Marxist socio-economic
alternatives to liberal capitalism, and the evolution of the idea of
property ownership in Western political and economic thought since ca. 1750.
In May 2011, Sharpe was advanced to doctoral candidacy, having completed his comprehensive exams; the same year he successfully
defended his dissertation prospectus. Currently engaged in research and
writing, he hopes to complete a substantive study on the activism and
advocacy of small proprietorship in the English-speaking world from 1800 to
1940.

Education
U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., English, 1993; Old Dominion University, M.A., History, 2010.

Advisor
Raymond Wolters

CV: (PDF)