Professor Ben Donnelly specializes in U.S. military history, and teaches at both the University of Providence and Montana State University-Great Falls College. He also taught at the University of Montana and served as the Historical Research Assistant at the America’s Wars in Asia Digital Teaching Library of the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs in Missoula. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta Historian’s Society, 1997-2006.

He offers courses at UP in Geography, U.S. History, and the Modern Middle East, and loves to teach about World War II and the History of Japan.

Originally from Georgia, he spent most of his childhood traveling the world (thanks to the U.S. Air Force), before settling in Great Falls. His hobbies include model building, writing, drawing, historical research, anime, and manga/comic books. He also volunteers at the Malmstom Air Force Base Air Park and Museum.

BA, University of Montana
MA, University of Montana

“My purpose is not to relate at length every motion, but only such as were conspicuous for excellence or notorious for infamy. This I regard as history’s highest function, to let no worthy action be uncommemorated, and to hold out the reprobation of posterity as a terror to evil words and deeds.”
-Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian