Professor Sumida received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has been a fellow-commoner of the Archives Center at Churchill College, Cambridge University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Department of Military Strategy and Operations at the National War College.
His articles have appeared in the Journal of Modern History, International History Review, Journal of Military History, Naval History, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. His books include The Pollen Papers: The Privately Circulated Printed Works of Arthur Hungerford Pollen, 1889 -1914 (1984) and Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered (2000).
Dr. Sumida is an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, a visiting professor at the National War College, and a professional musician. His lecture is sponsored by The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.