Jeff McClurken

Jeff McClurken
  • History & American Studies
  • Academic Degrees

    • M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
    • B.A., Mary Washington College
  • Areas of Expertise

    • Digital Humanities
    • History of US Mental Institutions
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • History of Veterans

Dr. McClurken’s research areas include the history of the Civil War, veterans, families, the Pinkertons, mental institutions, the 19th-Century American South, and the digital humanities. He teaches classes on a wide array of US History topics, including Civil War and Reconstruction, American technology and culture, digital history, women’s history, and history & film. The Princeton Review named him one of The Best 300 Professors in 2012 and his lectures and classes have been featured on C-SPAN and NPR’s With Good Reason. He was the 2014 recipient of the Teaching with Technology Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, the highest award the state gives higher ed faculty. He has written numerous essays for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ProfHacker column and has articles in several publications related to teaching with technology. His book, Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Virginia, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2009. Information about his teaching and research can be found at