Steven Elliott holds a PhD in American Military History from Temple University. His research, which broadly focuses on the social and administrative history of the Continental Army, has been recognized by awards and fellowships from the David Library of the American Revolution, The Fred W. Smith Library at Mount Vernon, the Society of the Cincinnati, the North Jersey Heritage Trail, and the New Jersey Historical Commission. His book, Surviving the Winters: Housing George Washington’s Army and the American Revolution is set for publication by the University of Oklahoma Press in late 2020. It studies how the need for military shelter during the war influenced Patriot strategy and contributed to the Continental Army’s institutional development, with a special focus on the winter encampments in New Jersey. Steven currently teaches courses on national, local, and military history at Rutgers University-Newark. In addition, he has also worked as a park guide and volunteer for the National Park Service at Morristown National Historical Park since 2009.