British history, 1500-1800; British military, 1650-1800; Enlightenment medicine; Holocaust
Kopperman's research interests, reflected in the publications entry below, include: Tudor-Stuart history (mainly constitutional, social, colonial); Hanoverian Britain (mainly medical and military; military with focus on the British Army in North America, 1755-83); and the Holocaust within the context of the history of Anti-Semitism.
Before entering the University of Illinois (Ph.D., 1972), Kopperman studied at Queens College, New York (B.A., 1966; M.A., 1969). A member of faculty at Oregon State since September 1978, he had previously taught at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and at Illinois.
He has also published more than twenty articles, essays, and papers, most of them focused on some aspect of the 18th-century British Army or on medical history.
Kopperman's booklets, Ashes and Smoke: The Holocaust in Its History and The Holocaust: What It Was - Why It Was - Why It Is Remembered, were published in 2003 by the Anti-Defamation League.
Kopperman is currently working on a book on the medical history of the British Army in North America and the West Indies, 1755-83.