Michael V. Leggiere | Jewish Studies Program

Michael V. Leggiere

Professor of History
(940) 565-2690
Wooten Hall 240
PhD, Florida State University
French Revolution and Napoleon
Military and diplomatic history from 1763 to 1914

I am a Professor of History and Deputy Director of the Military History Center. I specialize in the French Revolution and Napoleon and teach courses on military and diplomatic history from 1763 to 1914. I take great pride in teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. I earned my Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1997 after completing work at FSU's Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution. I have conducted extensive archival research in Paris, Vienna, and Berlin in 1994, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2009, and 2019 and topographic research in Germany, France, Belgium, and Poland in 1998, 2002, 2013, and 2015. I am an active member of the Society for Military History and I represent UNT on the Board of Directors of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe. In addition, I am an academic fellow of La Société Napoléonienne Internationale, and a trustee of the Masséna Society. I live in Prosper, TX with my wife of 21 years, Michele, and our two children: Jordyn and Nick. I enjoy watching football, eating good calzone and pizza, and driving my red convertible 1967 Mustang.