Harold Mock is assistant professor of history at Georgia College, where he also directs the university’s leadership and public affairs programs. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock’s research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in Western Europe. Mock holds a Ph.D. in European history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow.
During his time at the University of Virginia, Harold has completed his master's degree and doctoral coursework in European history. In nine years, he also has taught a range of courses on modern history, politics, and diplomacy.
In 2008, Harold was named by the students of U.Va. an honoree for the Seven Society Fellowship for Superb Teaching, the University's highest teaching honor. In 2009, he was honored by the U.Va. History Department with the departmental teaching award. Most recently, in 2013, he was named top teacher in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Each year, he leads workshops on pedagogy for the University's Center for Teaching Excellence.
Each semester, Harold coordinates a week-long project in which students apply their collective knowledge of history, government, and policy-making to solving a simulated international crisis. With the assistance of the McIntire School of Commerce and with the support of several grants and private donors, students bridge the divide between the theoretical and the experiential, confronting critical questions of world politics and international relations.
Harold recently has published "A Twenty-First-Century NATO: Smart Solutions for an Uncertain Future," "Answering the 'German Question,' 1989-90: The Historical Pivot of Geography," and "'A More Contentious Order of Things': The End of the Cold War and the Transatlantic Search for Stability," as well as two items of teaching Cold War history, published through the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is writing a doctoral dissertation entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993.
Harold and his wife Brandie are both natives of Georgia. They reside at Lake Monticello, Virginia with their family.