- Ph.D., Duke University, 2002
- M.A., University of Georgia, 1993
- A.B.J., University of Georgia, 1990
- War and society
- Modern Britain
- British Empire
- Modern European history
Professor Sheftall's research focuses broadly on the relationship between war and social and cultural change in the modern world, and more specifically on World War I as a defining example of that phenomenon.
In 2009, I.B. Tauris published his book, Altered Memories of the Great War: Divergent Narratives in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, which compares the ways in which Britons, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders during the First World War and inter-war years imagined and rendered, within their respective cultures, the experience of the Great War.