Bert Chapman

University Title:
Professor
Division/Unit(s):
Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, & Business
Location(s):
Stewart Center
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Professional Information

Faculty Rank:
Professor
Liaison Areas:
Law
Military Science
Political Science
Homeland Security
Government Information
Sociology
American History
European and World History
Research Areas:
Government publications on U.S. foreign policy and national security as well as various aspects of U.S., Canadian, Australian, and European political, diplomatic, and military history.
Education:
B.A., History and Political Science, Taylor University, 1984
M.A., History, University of Toledo, 1986
M.S.L.S., School of Library and Information Science, University of Kentucky, 1989
Professional Experience:
Purdue University Libraries January 1995-Present
Lamar University Libary-Dec. 1989-Dec. 1994
Honors and Awards:
Chair, Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) 1998-1999
Memberships and Service:

Society for Military History
Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT) 1991-2009

  • *GODORT Education Committee (1998-1999)
  • *GODORT Legislation Committee (2000-2001)
  • *GODORT Rare & Endangered Government Publications Committee (2002-2003)

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO)
Editor, INDIGO newsletter
Indiana Historical Society
Mackinder Forum Affiliate

Language Skills:
Some German and French.

Publications

Books Global Defence Procurement and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2019
"...a timely contribution to the public understanding of the largest defence project yet..."  "...A serious attempt to unpack the story of the F-35.  The research is thorough and the extemsive reference list is a valuable resource....The author has worked extensively from primary source material to pull together a more complete story than any I've seen in one place before, and the reading list will keep anyone wanting to read into the F-35 program busy for a long time." Security Challenges, 15 (1)(2019:)  79-81

"Bert Chapman should be commended for providing an effective and informative look at the program and US and overseas procurement."  "Across all the countries Chapman examines, a common theme emerges, in which rising cost, developmental challenges, and delivery delays spark controversy and criticism, but the F-35 generally remains the only viable fifth-generation option....  For readers interested in current defense procurement and students of airpower history broadly, Global Defense Procurement is a valuable and accessible resource."
Air University Press (Forthcoming in Air and Space Power Journal)
 
Export Controls: A Contemporary History. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2013.
     "This book does a good job covering the history of US export controls, going back to the early 1900's in some cases.  It explains the history of various government agencies that play a role (Depts of Defense, Commerce, Treasury, etc.), as
      well as the Senate & House, and non-governmental groups that have played a role.  The various regulations and legislation are covered in some level of detail.  As best as I can tell there aren't many recent books on Amazon that cover
      these topics, at least to this depth, and in a language that people without a law degree can understand."  Amazon.com 4 stars Greg Davis, March 13, 2016.
Geopolitics: A Guide to the Issues. 2011. Will be part of this publisher's Contemporary Military, Strategic, and Security Issues series.

  • "Purdue Libraries professor has fourth book published" Purdue University News. April 27, 2011.
  • "This volume will be useful for undergraduate and graduate collections that support programs in political geography, history, international studies, and political Science." Choice (September 2011).
  • Military Doctrine: A Reference Handbook. Praeger Security International. October 31, 2009 publication date.
  • "Purdue librarian pens book on military doctrine Purdue University News. October 1, 2009.
  • "Indispensable for a researcher starting to work with military materials, whether in military history or in areas related to security and policy." DTTP: Documents to the People, 38 (1)(Spring 2010).
  • Referred to by U.S. Naval War College Professor Andrew Erickson on his blog (Sept. 2009).
  • :This specialized research guide is suitable for the reference or circulating collections of academic and large public libraries...Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above; general readers. Choice March 2010.
  • Space Warfare and Defense: A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide. ABC-CLIO, 2008.
  • "...brings together in one place a lot of information...in scattered sources...recommended for academic and large public libraries as well as interested special collections." ARBA Online
  • "This encyclopedia and guide offers an excellent overview of space warfare/defense and...a portal to further information on this key topic. Highly Recommended." Choice-October 2008.
  • The excerpt is "...a useful addition, not only to libraries with military or technical interests, but also to those concerned with international affairs..." Reference Reviews 23 (1)(2009).
  • "...provides an excellent historical overview of the subject of military activities in the space environment...It adds another dimension to the resource knowledge base, since it brings together and provides encyclopedic coverage for many of the significant programs, policies, and resources which the field encompasses. This book provides a solid starting point for becoming knowledgeable about the subject of the military in space." Government Information Quarterly, 27 (2)(2010).
  • "This significant and comprehensive treatise provides layman and expert alike a voluminous amount of data, both historical and contemporary, on space weapons and their development...The book will serve as a valuable primary resource...about the relationship of space to national security." Air and Space Power Journal, 24 (4)(Winter 2010).
  • Researching National Security and Intelligence Policy. Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Press, (2004).
  • "...offers a timely, comprehensive research guide that covers the literature of national security and intelligence policy and spans governmental and scholarly resources...Librarians in particular will appreciate the final chapter, which provides an annotated list of commercially available national security-related indexes, journals, and monographic series, and a list of scholars in the field. An extensive index, boxed features on policy issues, and a list of acronyms add to the guide's usefulness. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All libraries." (Choice-April 2005).
  • "...a highly useful book for anyone beginning or continuing their search through the maze of governmental and non-governmental organizations that develop policy. (Documents to the People-Summer 2005).
  • "...a unique comprehensive resource on what has always been important but now has become a more visible topic. This work is recommended for academic and large public libraries." (American Reference Books Annual 2005).
  • "...a veritable cornucopia of sources and ratings of their effectiveness...The author has done yeoman's service to writer's within the defense and national security arena...this work is current and highly recommended." (Air & Space Power Journal-Fall 2005)
  • "...useful for researchers...there is no other resource that covers a comparable selection of organizations and agencies" Legal Information Alert-February 2005).
  • "...a comprehensive resource that serves well as both a ready reference tool and, most importantly, as a guide to those embarking on substantive research in this complex subject area...This is a highly recommended resource." (Government Information Quarterly-23 (2)(2006).

 

Chapters in Books "Resources for Planning" in Large Event Security. J. Eric Dietz and David R. Black, eds. (Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press,:  Forthcoming. 
 "United States Energy and Climate Policy", "China:  Energy and Climate Change Policy," and "Russia:  Energy and Climate Change Policy." in Understanding the Global Energy Crisis. Eugene D. Coyle and Richard A. Simmons, eds. (West Lafayette:  Purdue University Press, 2014):  34-42, 50-52, and 52-54. 
"Resources Available to Assist With Planning and Monitoring a Pandemic." in Pandemic Planning. J. Eric Dietz and David R. Black, eds. (Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press, 2012):  1-34.
"Political Science and Government." In Texas Reference Sources:  A Selective Guide.  Walter Bell, ed. 4th ed. (Austin:  Texas Library Association Reference Roundtable, 1994):  111-114.

Articles
"
Recent U.S. and International Assessment of Baltic Security Developments."  Security and Defence Quarterly, 26 (4)(September 2019):  3-33. doi.org/10.35467/sfq/112252
"The Baltics and Ukraine:  Geopolitical Hotspots."  (Praeger Security International, 2019).
"Security Challenges in Space." University of Nottingham Asia Dialogue, March 7, 2019.
"China's Military Power:  Modernising a Force to Fight and Win." University of Nottingham Asia Dialogue, February 25, 2019.
"The Implications of Expanding Chinese Global Access."  University of Nottingham Asia Dialogue, February 20, 2019.
"The Geopolitics of Canadian Defense White Papers:  Lofty Rhetoric and Limited Results." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 11 (1)(2019):  7-40.
"2018 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review." China Policy Institute (CPI) Analysis-University of Nottingham, February 13, 2018
"The Geopolitics of Rare Earth Elements:  Emerging Challenge for U.S. National Security and Economics." Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, 6 (2)(2018):  50-91.
" 2017 Defense Department Report on Chinese Military Power." China Policy Institute (CPI) Analysis-University of Nottingham, June 22, 2017
"U.S. Marine Corps Battalion Deployment to Australia:  Potential Strategic Implications," Security Challenges, 13 (1)(2017):  1-17.
"Sloan on Geopolitics, Geography, and Strategic History in Geopolitics." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 10 (2)(2018):  7-16,
"The East China Sea in DOD China Military Power Reports." Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 29 (1)(Spring 2017): 71-93. 
"U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission:  Emerging Factor in Western Pacific Strategic Policy Analysis." China Policy Institute (CPI) Analysis-University of Nottingham, January 20, 2017.
"U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission:  Emerging Factor in Western Pacific Strategic Policy Analysis." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 10 (1)(2018):  7-29.
"Geopolitical Implications of the Sino-Japanese East China Sea Dispute for the U.S." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations. 9 (2)(2017):  15-54.
"Geopolitics of the 2016 Australian Defense White Paper and Its Predecessors." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 9 (1)(2017):  17-67.
"Chinese Military Space Power:  U.S. Department of Defense Annual Reports.Astropolitics:  The International Journal of Space Politics & Space Policy, 14 (1)(2016):  71-89.
"Review of Three Recent Geopolitical Studies." Mackinder Forum (May 2016)
"U.S. Congressional Committee Hearings on Korea During the 113th Congress 2013-2014:  Overseeing Multifaceted Aspects of Washington's Peninsular Interests."  Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, 28 (1)(March 2016):  85-101. .
"Geopolitics of the 2015 British Defense White Paper and Its Historical Predecessors." Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 8 (2)(2016):  42-63.
"China's Nine-Dashed Map:  Continuing Maritime Source of Geopolitical Tension."  Geopolitics, History, and International Relations, 8 (1)(2016):  146-168.
"Its in the Syllabus": Identifying Information Literacy and Data Information Literacy Using a Grounded Theory Approach." With Clarence Maybee, Jake Carlson, and Maribeth Slebodnik. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41 (4)(July 2015): 369-376.

Encyclopedia Entries
ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Treaty in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 1:1-2.
Army, Russian (1991-) in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 1:60-61
Atomic Weapons Program, Soviet in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 1:69-70.
Navy, Russian (1991-) in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 2:571-573.
State Defense Council in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 2:824-825.
Strategic Rocket Forces, Soviet in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 2:830-831
Yom Kippur War (October 6-25, 1973) in Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond. Timothy C. Dowling, (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2015): 2:967-968.
NATO in the Balkans in War in the Balkans:  An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia. Richard C. Hall, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  198-199.
Vukovar, Siege of, 1991 in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia.  Richard C. Hall, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014): 327.
Yugoslav-Soviet Split in War in the Balkans:  An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia. Richard C. Hall, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  353-354.
Coastal Defenses, U.S. in The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783-1812: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  1:115-116.
Infectious Diseases with Jack McCallum in The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783-1812: A Political, Social, and Military History. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  1:320-321.  
New York Stock Exchange in The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783-1812: A Political, Social and Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  2:479-480.
Revenue, U.S. Government in The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic. 1783-1812: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  2:573-574.
Trade in The Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Early American Republic, 1783-1812: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2014):  2:670-671,
Indiana in The American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013): 3:969
Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry Throck in The American Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013): 3:1337-1338.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte in The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2012):  1:345.
Cuba, U.S. Naval Blockade of in The Encyclopedia of the Spanish-American and Philippine American Wars. Spencer Tucker, ed. (Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2009):  1:148-150.
Agriculture, U.S. Department of in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013): 1:159-160.
Aridity in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West.  Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:180-181.
Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West.  Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:182-183.
Colorado River Compact (1922) in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:251-252.
Conservatism in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:260-263.
Defense, U.S. Department of in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:273-275.
Energy, U.S. Department of in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  1:309-310.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013): 1:324-325.
Hydroelectric Power in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  2:391-394.
Kyl, Jon in Encyclopedia of Politics in the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  2: 431-432.
Land Management, U.S. Bureau of in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013): 2:439-440.
Mining, Uranium in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013): 2:471.
Oil Industry in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  2:508-510.
Reclamation, U.S. Bureau in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West.  Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  2:569-571.
Subsidies, Agricultural in Encyclopedia of Politics of the American West. Steven L. Danver, ed. (Thousand Oaks, CA:  CQ Press, 2013):  2:621-622.

Book Reviews
Review of Daniel Mockli's Strategic Trends 2012:  Key Developments in Global Affairs. For Mackinder Forum.

  • For American Reference Books Annual, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, and Journal of Government Information.
  • M.A. Thesis (Unpublished) "Disraeli and Bismarck at the 1878 Congress of Berlin: A Study in Realpolitik." University of Toledo, 1986.

Presentations

How U.S. Government Documents are Addressing the Increasing National Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence."  Mackinder Forum-American Society for Competitiveness Conference-Washington, DC. Oct. 24-26, 2019
The Controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter:  America's Most Expensive Weapons System and Its Global Impact.  Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations.  (INDIGO).  Bloomington, IN. April 24, 2019.
British Government Information Resources.  Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO). Bloomington, IN.  April 24, 2019.
Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ:  Part 7:  Energy, Homeland Security, State, and Treasury Departments, and Boards and Commissions.  U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy, Washington, DC:  March 26, 2019.
Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ:  Part 6:  Justice Department, Federal Courts, and Congressional Committee Resources. U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy, Washington, DC:  February 14, 2019

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ:  Part 5:  Individual Armed Services Intelligence Organizations.  U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy, Washington, DC:  January 17, 2019

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ:  PT. 4:  National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGIA), National intelligence University (NIU), and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy, November 6, 2018. 
Mackinder and the Arctic's Emerging Geopolitics: Recommendations for the U.S. and its NATO Allies. Mackinder Forum. American Society for Competitiveness. Washington, DC-October 27, 2018

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 3 Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency. U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy-Washington, DC-September 18, 2018

International Energy Geopolitics. Duke Energy Academy Purdue University June 19, 2018. 

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 2: Central Intelligence Agency. U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy -Washington, DC-June 12, 2018
Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence. U.S. Government Publishing Office, FDLP Academy-Washington, DC-May 2, 2018.