Dr. Brian E. Crim, Associate Professor of History, is the John M. Turner Chair in the Humanities.
A former intelligence analyst with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, he has taught at Lynchburg College since 2008. His areas of interest include modern European history, the Holocaust, military history, and the role film and media play in interpreting historical memory.
Crim’s publications include Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914-1938 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and numerous book chapters and articles on Weimar Germany, political violence and antisemitism, and film and history. His current manuscript, Our Germans: Project Paperclip and the National Security State, will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2017.
Crim was awarded the James A. Huston Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2015. He believes that studying the arts, humanities, and sciences has intrinsic worth as well as practical value. Dr. Crim is dedicated to promoting the liberal arts during his tenure as Turner chair because he believes writing, analytical skills, and a life-long intellectual curiosity are the keys to a rewarding career, regardless of a student’s major or professional interests.