Dr. Stephen E. Balzarini has been teaching at Gonzaga University since 1978. His academic interests include 19th and 20th century European political and diplomatic history, modern British history and military history. Dr. Balzarini's interest in military history arose out of research on interwar European disarmament and summer participation in the ROTC Military History Workshop at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Dr. Balzarini also has an interest in local and Pacific Northwest history that has been stimulated by his students' work in the Historical Methods class. He has won the Gonzaga University teaching excellence award (1992) and has been recognized in Who's Who in American Teachers (1998). When not studying history, Dr. Balzarini enjoys reading British mysteries and playing golf.