Jeffry Morrison - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Jeffry H Morrison

Department of Leadership and American Studies - Honors Program

Jeffry Morrison


McMurran Hall 302
(757) 594-8491


  • MA in Government, Georgetown University
  • Ph D in Government, Georgetown University
  • MA in Philosophy, Boston College
  • BA in English and American Studies, McDaniel College


American political culture, American political thought, religion and American political culture, American constitutionalism


American political thought, American government, American constitutionalism, American political leadership


Dr. Jeffry Morrison is Professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, and Director of Academics at the federal government’s James Madison Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia. He graduated with distinction from Boston College and from Georgetown University, where he earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Government. Dr. Morrison has also held faculty positions at Princeton University, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Georgetown University, and Regent University. He has published as author or editor six books on American political culture, including The Political Philosophy of George Washington (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), and chapters, articles, and reviews in numerous scholarly publications in fields including history, political science, and religion. He has lectured at colleges and historic sites throughout the United States and in England (Hertford College, Oxford), and made media appearances on radio, in journalism, and on television (C-SPAN and the BBC).

Selected Accomplishments

  • Book Review
    (2017). Ken Gormley, ed., The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History. Journal of American History (Oxford UP). Volume, 104. Issue, 2. Pages, 466-67.
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