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Thomas Warren Krise, American academic administrator, literature and language professor, retired military officer.


Krise, Thomas Warren was born on October 27, 1961 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Edward Fisher and Elizabeth Ann (Bradt) Krise.


Bachelor of Science, United States Air Force Academy, 1983. Modern Sciences and Arts, Center Michigan University, 1986. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1995. Diploma, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1996. Diploma, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 2001.


Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1983, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, retired, 2005. Deputy ICBM Commander 742d Strategic Missile Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, 1983-1985, ICBM crew Commander, 1985-1986, ICBM flight Commander, 1986-1987. Instructor English United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, 1989-1991, assistant professor, 1991-1992, 97-99, associate professor, 1999—2002, professor, 2002—2005.

Professor, chair department English University Central Florida, Orlando, 2005—2007. Professor, dean College of Pacific, University of Pacific, Stockton, California, since 2008. Senior military fellow Institute National Strategic Studies, 1995—1997.

Vice-director National Defense University Press, 1995—1997. Director English major program United States Air Force Academy, 1997—2000, deputy head, department English and Fine Arts, 2002—2003. Director Air Force Humanities Institute, 1997—2005, president faculty senate, 2003—2005.

Visiting professor U.W.I., Mona, Jamaica, 1999.


  • He served on the faculty of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, as a Senior Military Fellow of the Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, as Vice Director of the National Defense University Press, as founder and first Director of the Air Force Humanities Institute, and as a flight commander in the Strategic Air Command.


Adult literacy tutor trainer, Adult Literacy Network, Colorado Springs, 1989-1992. Member of Sons of the American Revolution (chapter president Pikes Peak 1991-1992), Western Association Schools and Colleges (review team member since 2009), Association American Colleges and Universities, American Council Academic Deans, Council Colleges Arts and Sciences, National Eagle Scout Association, Fulbright Association, Air Force Association, Association Graduates United States Air Force Academy (board directors 1991-1995, Chicago chapter president 1993-1995), Military Officers Association American, Society Early Americanists (executive coordinator 2003-2005, vice president 2005-2007, president 2007-2009), American Society 18th Century Studies (conference director 2002), Modern Language Association, Colorado Springs Adult Literacy Network (president 1991-1992), Early Caribbean Society since 2002, University Club San Francisco, Royal Air Force Club London, Army and Navy Club Washington, Toastmasters International (University Minnesota chapter president 1988-1989), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, sailing, skiing, hiking, scuba diving.


Married Patricia Lynn Love, September 5, 1987.

Edward Fisher Krise

Elizabeth Ann (Bradt) Krise

Patricia Lynn Love