Dr. Jonathan W. White

WhiteDr. Jonathan W. White is assistant professor of American studies at Christopher Newport University and is a fellow at CNU's Center for American Studies. He holds a PhD in U.S. history from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the faculty at CNU, he worked for the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.

White has published widely in the fields of legal, constitutional and political history. His most recent book, Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman, was published in 2011. He has also published articles in the Journal of Supreme Court History, the Bulletin of the Supreme Court Historical SocietyCivil War History and the National Archives' journal Prologue, among others. 

White has won several prizes for his work, including the 2010 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize by the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Abraham Lincoln Association, as well as the 2008 E.B. and Jean Smith Prize in Political History by the Department of History at the University of Maryland. More recently, his Guide to Research in Federal Judicial History (Federal Judicial Center, 2010) won the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Prize from the Society for History in the Federal Government.

In February 2012 C-SPAN came to CNU and filmed White teaching AMST 330 Treason in America. The class can be viewed here.

Students interested in discussing their preparation for law school should contact Dr. White to set up an appointment. He can be reached by email jonathan.white@cnu.edu or by phone at (757) 594-7995. His office is located in Luter Hall.

Curriculum Vitae (December 2013)

Website: www.jonathanwhite.org