Porter Blakemore

Porter Blakemore
Associate Professor Emeritus
Military History, European Diplomatic History, Modern Germany
Email: pblakemo@umw.edu

Porter Blakemore holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He began his career at Mary Washington in 1979 and also has served as member of the adjunct faculty of the U.S. Naval War College. His areas of academic specialization include military history, European diplomatic history, and modern Germany.


  • Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 1978. History.
  • M.A.,  James Madison University, 1974. History.
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968. Political Science.

Courses Recently Taught
FSEM: European History
HIST 122: Western Civilization II
HIST 371: European Diplomatic History I
HIST 372: European Diplomatic History II
HIST 375: Military History
HIST 377A: The Second World War, 1939-1945
HIST 420: The Great War, 1914-1918
HIST 421: Nazi Germany