Department of History
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Allison B. Gilmore
Associate Professor

B.A., 1982, M.A., 1984, University of Nebraska, Ph.D., 1989, The Ohio State University.

Professor Gilmore's area of expertise is American military history. She is the author of You Can't Fight Tanks with Bayonets: Allied Psychological Warfare against the Imperial Japanese Army in the Southwest Pacific (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), a study of Allied propaganda operations designed to undermine Japanese military morale during the Pacific War. Dr. Gilmore is currently working on a book analyzing the roles and mission of the Allied Translator and Interpreter Section, an intelligence agency comprised primarily of Japanese-American linguists who performed a multitude of intelligence functions during the war with Japan and the occupation period.

Professor Gilmore teaches courses on American history, military history, comparative Asia, and modern Japan. She was awarded the OSU-Lima Campus Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999, and the OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2000. She is currently serving as Associate Dean at Ohio State Lima.


Department of History
The Ohio State University at Lima
4240 Campus Drive
402-D Galvin Hall and 208 PS
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 995-8215