Institute for Family Culture
Julian is a vice president and senior historian for Wells Fargo Wealth Management and Abbot Downing. He joined the bank’s Family and Business History Center in 2015, bringing expertise in European and military history to the Center.
At the Family and Business History Center, Julian uses historical documents to help families discover, interpret, and preserve their family history for future generations. He is particularly focused on helping families understand their story within the context of larger historical events.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Julian was an Oak Ridge Postdoctoral Fellow with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense. As a Fellow, his historical research supported efforts to identify unknown soldiers from World War II and return them to their families.
Julian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Dartmouth College. He received his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of California-Berkeley, where he won an award for outstanding teaching.