Dr. Phillip Hamilton, Christopher Newport University
Phillip Hamilton is Professor of History at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. He received his BA from Gettysburg College, MA in history from George Washington University, and Ph.D. in history from Washington University in St. Louis. A historian specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America, Hamilton taught at Lindenwood University in Missouri from 1995-2002 and Christopher Newport University from 2002 to the present.
Professor Kenneth T. Jackson, Columbia University
Kenneth T. Jackson is Director of the Herbert H. Lehman Center for the Study of American History and the Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences at Columbia University, where he has also chaired the department of history.
Professor Eric Foner, Columbia University
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America. He is one of only two persons to serve as President of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.
Dr. Emma Christopher, University of Sydney
Emma Christopher is Australian Research Council Senior Fellow at the University of Sydney and also a researcher at Anti-Slavery Australia. She has written several books about the transatlantic slave trade and her multi award-winning documentary 'They Are We', was called 'an inspiration' and 'a victory over slavery' by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Dr. Betty Wood, University of Cambridge
Betty Wood is a Reader in American History at Girton College, Cambridge. Her research interests are slavery, race relations and gender in the American South between the seventeenth- and the early nineteenth-century.
Professor David M.Kennedy, Stanford University
David Kennedy teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the twentieth-century United States, American political and social thought, American foreign policy, American literature, and the comparative development of democracy in Europe and America. Reflecting his interdisciplinary training in American Studies, which combined the fields of history, literature, and economics, Professor Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history.
Ellen Pawelczak, Consultant at Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Ellen Pawelczak is an archeological and historical consultant who has transcribed, researched, and edited thousands of eighteenth-century documents for public and private archives, including the Gilder Lehrman Collection.
Dr. Clement Price, Newark College of Arts and Sciences - University College, Newark
Clement Alexander Price (1945-2014) was Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark Campus, and Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Dr. Price was the foremost authority on the black New Jersey past and was the recipient of many awards for academic and community service. He was also on the advisory council for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Dr. Price was appointed by President Barack Obama in July 2011 to serve as vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Professor Carol Berkin, Baruch College
Carol Berkin received her BA from Barnard College and her MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University where she won the Bancroft Dissertation Award. She is Presidential Professor Emerita of History at Baruch College where she taught early American and women’s history. She serves on the Board of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Board of the Society for American Historians.
Professor Alan Taylor, UC Davis
Alan Taylor received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University and has been a professor at the University of California at Davis since 1994, where he teaches courses in early North American history, the history of the American West, and the history of Canada. He won the Pulitzer Prize (for the second time) in 2014 for his book about slaves assisting the British during the War of 1812.