Jon Merritt with read hair and beard, wearing a blazer and tie, standing in front of a bookshelf.

Jon Merritt

Adjunct Instructor


  • PhD, The University of Alabama, 2017
  • MA, The University of Alabama, 2008
  • BA, Valdosta State University

Research Areas

  • United States History


Research Interests

  • U.S. History
  • The Korean War

Courses Taught

  • HY 101: Western Civilization to 1648
  • HY 102: Western Civilization Since 1648
  • HY 103: American Civilization to 1865
  • HY 104: America Civilization Since 1865
  • HY 105: Honors West Civilization to 1648
  • HY 106: Honors West Civilization Since 1648
  • HY 107: Honors American Civilization to 1865
  • HY 108: Honors American Civilization Since 1865

Selected Publications

  • Review of The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (2012), by Marcus Rediker in Journal of Mississippi History, Vol. XXXIV (Spring 2013).
  • Review of War! What is it Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq (2011), by Kimberly L. Phillips in Southern Historian, Vol. XXXIV (Spring 2013).
  • Review of Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina (2009) by Janet G. Hudson, Southern Historian, Vol. XXXIII (Spring 2012).