Emeritus Appointment

Office: 541-737-1265

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 300

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331


Curriculum Vitae: 

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Courses Taught: 


HST 101 History of Western Civilization

HST 102 History of Western Civilization

HST 315 The European Military, 1400-1815

HST 316 The American Military, 1607-1865

HST 317 Why War: A Historical Perspective

HST 425 The Holocaust in its History

HSTS 416 History of Medicine Pre-1800

HST 433 English History (Medieval - Tudor-Stuart)

HST 434 English History (1688 - Present)


Research/Career Interests: 

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.

Select Publications


“Regimental Practice” by John Buchanan, M.D.:
An Eighteenth-Century Medical Diary and Manual

(Ashgate, 2012).




 Regimental Practice
 Braddock at the Monogahela Braddock at the Monongahela
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 1977;
3rd printing, 2004).
Sir Robert Heath, 1575-1649: Window on an Age
(Woodbridge, Suffolk: Royal Historical Society, 1989).
 Sir Robert Heath


  • 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.