- Professor of History & American Studies; Special Assistant to the Provost
- University of Mary Washington
- Website: mcclurken.org/
- Twitter: jmcclurken
I've taught at UMW since 1999 and I am Professor of History and American Studies and Chief of Staff to the President of UMW. I am the former Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation. I am affiliated faculty with programs in Museum Studies, Digital Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies. I am also the Digital History Review Editor for the Journal of American History.
My current research areas include the history of the Civil War, veterans, families, the Pinkertons, mental institutions, the 19th-Century American South, and the digital humanities. I've taught classes on a wide array of US History topics, including Civil War and Reconstruction, American technology and culture, digital history, women's history, history & film, and the history of the Information Age. I am particularly interested in the scholarship and practice of digitally enabled pedagogy. My postings, classes, and other projects can be found at http://mcclurken.org/