Tyler Bamford ’12 received his doctoral degree in history from Temple University in 2019. During his time at Lafayette he took a broad range of courses that included history, art history, German, and Chinese. Tyler spent three years as an EXCEL Scholar for Professor Donald L. Miller helping research his book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America. Tyler also contributed to HBO and History Channel documentaries on World War II and completed an honors thesis on Sino-American relations during World War II under the guidance of Professor Paul D. Barclay. While studying at Temple, Tyler enjoyed teaching undergraduate courses on U.S. military culture, World War II, and the rise of totalitarianism in Europe. His dissertation examined the relationship between the U.S. and British armies between World War I and World War II. His research and studies have been supported by the Army Heritage Center Foundation, the Society for Military History, ABC-Clio, and the Beinecke Scholarship Program. Upon completing his PhD, Tyler received the Leventhal Research Fellowship at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.