Jeffrey McClurken faculty photograph

Jeffrey McClurken
Professor and Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation
Office: Monroe 219
Phone: 540.654.1475

Jeffrey McClurken is a graduate of Mary Washington College, having received his BA degree in history in 1994. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 2003. His recent monograph, Take Care of the Living: Reconstructing Virginia’s Confederate Veteran Families, examines the long-term consequences of the Civil War for veterans and their families in Southside Virginia. He is mainly responsible for the Department’s offerings in nineteenth-century American social and cultural history, technology, gender studies, and digital history. He currently serves as Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation.


  • Ph.D., American History, 2003, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • M.A., American History, 1997, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • B.A., History, 1994, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA.



McClurken, Jeffrey W. Essays for ProfHackerChronicle of Higher Education, 2009-present.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Review essay of Richmond Daily Dispatch and Mining the Dispatch.” Journal of American History 99 (June 2012): 386-388.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Digital Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum,” In Hacking the Academy. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2011 (e-book), 2012 (print volume). Available online at

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Archives & Teaching Undergraduates in a Digital Age.” In A Different Kind of Web: New Connections between Archives and Our Users, edited by Kate Theimer.  Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2011.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “Teaching and Learning with Omeka: Discomfort, Play, and Creating Public, Online, Digital Collections,” in Learning through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, edited by Trebor Schultz. New York: The New School and the MacArthur Foundation, 2011.  Also available online at

McClurken, Jeffrey W. ‘Take Care of the Living’: Reconstructing the Confederate Veteran Family in Virginia. Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2009 (print and e-book versions). [Nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary award and the Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy.]

Little, Julie K. and Carie Page, with Kristen Betts, Stephanie Boone, Patrick Faverty, Tanya Joosten, Beth Kiggins, Jessica Knott, Erin Long, Alana J. Mauger, Jeffrey McClurken, Maureen McCreadie, Nils Peterson, and Celeste M. Schwartz, “Charting the Course and Tapping the Community: The EDUCAUSE Top Teaching and Learning Challenges 2009.” EDUCAUSE Review 44, no. 3 (May/June 2009): 30-44.

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “American Civil War History.”  Chapter in The History Highway: A 21st-Century Guide to Internet Resources, edited by Dennis Trinkle and Scott Merriman, 317-324.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2006; e-book version, 2007.  [Reprinted in The American History Highway: A Guide to Internet Resources on U.S., Canadian, and Latin American History, edited by Dennis Trinkle and Scott Merriman.  Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2007.]

McClurken, Jeffrey W., and Jerry Slezak.  “Research-Based Web Sites: Students Creating Online Scholarship.”  Journal of the Association of History and Computing 9 (October 2006).

McClurken, Jeffrey W. “George Washington Dame.” Dictionary of Virginia Biography, v. 3, Richmond, VA: Library of Virginia, 2006.


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