Joel Hayward


Z.D.a.F., B.A., M.A. (Hons), Ph.D. Research Associate of the United States Air Force Historical Research Agency

Hello there. My name is Joel Hayward, and I am a tenured academic (military historian and defence commentator) in the School of History, Philosophy and Politics at Massey University, which is a medium-sized university in Palmerston North, New Zealand. I am the Programme Coordinator for Massey's Defence and Strategic Studies programme. I am thus closely involved with the teaching and administration of a Master of Philosophy degree in Defence and Strategic Studies, which is a degree course taught jointly by my university and the New Zealand Army's Military Studies Institute. I have a particular interest in theoretical and conceptual aspects of modern warfare, including airpower and joint doctrines and the theoretical foundation of both Maneuver Warfare and the AirLand battle. One of my current research focuses is German military history, particularly that of the Third Reich. I have published widely on the Wehrmacht's operations during the Second World War. I am the author of a 400-page book, entitled Stopped at Stalingrad: the Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East 1942-1943 (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1998. ISBN: 0-7006-0876-1) and a number of academic articles that have appeared in The Journal of Strategic Studies, Airpower Journal, Air Power History, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, New Zealand Army Journal, and other periodicals. I am currently working on Adolf Hitler as Military Commander, a scholarly study of Hitler's war leadership that Macmillan Press (U.K.) has contracted me to write. I also lecture at the New Zealand Army's Officer Cadet School (OCS) and the Royal New Zealand Air Force's Command and Staff College (RNZAF CSC).
My contact details are: Dr Joel Hayward, Programme Coordinator, Defence and Strategic Studies, School of History Philosophy and Politics, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Tel.: NZ (06) 350 4234. Mobile: 021 120 8625 Fax: NZ (06) 350 5662. Email:

Accurate as of September 1998