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Dr. Seabrook Jones

Dr. Seabrook Jones Assistant Professor of History


  • Ph.D., History, University of Delaware, May 2017
    Dissertation: A History of Race and Public Education in Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1956
    Advisor: Raymond Wolters
    Committee: Robert Hampel, Jonathan Russ, Cathy Matson
  • M.A., History, University of Delaware, May 2006
    Stewart Research Fellow
  • B.A., History, University of Louisville, May 2003
    Summa Cum Laude, Honors Scholar


Instructor, Schreiner University, Department of History                           
Fall 2013-Present
    Courses taught:    HIST 1301- United States through Civil War
                HIST 1302- United States since Civil War
                HIST 1351- World Civilizations from 1600
                HIST 2370- The Cold War
                HIST 3305- U.S. Constitutional History
                HIST 3307- The Civil War and Reconstruction
                IDST 1301- Freshmen Studies

Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University Southeast, Department of History                     
Fall 2011-Spring 2013
    Courses Taught:    HIST-A313: Origins of Modern America, 1865-1917
                HIST-A381: Civil Rights Era in the United States
                HIST-H105: American History I
                HIST-H106: American History II

Adjunct Instructor, University of Louisville, Department of History                                          
Spring 2011
    Course Taught:        HIST 101: History of Civilizations I

Adjunct Instructor, University of Delaware, Department of History                  
Summer 2007-Spring 2008
    Courses taught:        HIST 205: United States History to 1865
                HIST 206: United States History 1865-Present


English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright U.S. Student Program                      
July 2003-August 2004

Placement:         South Korea, Pohang Girls’ High School
Courses Taught:    Conversational English
                               American Culture


Manuscripts under Review:
“From Private to Public: Louisville’s African-American Community Schools, 1840-1870.”
    Manuscript under review at The Journal of Southern History.
“Massive Acceptance or Massive Accommodation? The 1956 Desegregation of Louisville Public Schools.”
    Manuscript under review at History of Education Quarterly

Manuscripts in Progress:
“How the School Reform Movement Derailed Louisville’s African-American Public Schools, 1910-1930.”

Research in Progress:
“Early African-American Education in the Gateway Cities of Louisville and Saint Louis.”
    Co-authored with Jessica Pursell.
“The ‘Successful’ School Desegregations at Arlington and Louisville.”
    Co-authored with Tiffany Mitchell.


Coordinator, Global Scholars Living & Learning Community, Schreiner University                        
    Responsible for recruiting new students, advising students, coordinating community
    activities, teaching courses for community, planning and executing six campus-wide
events per school year, and leading three week trip to South Korea each summer.

Reader for American History Advanced Placement Exam, Educational Testing Service                    
     Responsible for grading essay section of the AP US History exam.

Assistant to the Director of National & International Scholarships, University of Louisville                
    Responsible for managing all daily operations for university’s applicants for the Rhodes,
    Truman, Fulbright, Boren, and other prestigious scholarships.

Evaluator, Undergraduate Seminar Papers, Colgate University                                  
    Responsible for evaluating all undergraduate seminar papers for Colgate University’s
    History Department as part of their institutional and department assessment.

•    John Jones Advisor of the Year, Schreiner University, 2016
•    E. Lyman Stewart Research Fellowship, University of Delaware, 2007-2008
•    University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Nominee, 2007
•    Summer Research Fellow at Delaware Public Archives, 2006
•    Geis Research on Women Conference Graduate Student Paper Award, 2006
•    E. Lyman Stewart Research Fellowship, 2004-2005
•    Fulbright Student Scholar, English Teaching Assistantship to South Korea, 2003-2004
•    Summa Cum Laude & Honors Scholar Graduate, University of Louisville, 2003
•    English-Speaking Union Scholar to University of Cambridge, 2002
•    Etscorn Honors Full Tuition Scholarship, 2001-2003
•    University of Louisville Student Ambassador to Syracuse, Sicily, 2001
•    Overseers Scholar Development Program (OSDP) Scholar, 2000-2003


“From Private to Public: Louisville’s African-American Schools Before and After the Civil War, 1841-1872”  Presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Providence, RI, 2016.  

“Could You Survive the Cold War?”
Presented as part of the “Last Lecture” Series, Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas, 2015.

“Did You Know Louisville Schools Desegregated in 1956? Race and Education in Louisville, 1870-1960”
    Presented to the History Department, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana, 2012.

“Massive Acceptance or Massive Accommodation? The 1956 Desegregation of Louisville Public Schools”    
Presented at the annual meeting of the History of Education Society, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.

“Women in Rural Industry in 19th Century Pennsylvania”
    Presented as part of the Women’s Studies Lecture Series, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2007.

“Working Women in Chester County: Negotiating the World of Work, 1815-1855”
    Presented at the Geis Research on Women Conference, Newark, DE, 2006.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES (Schreiner University)

•    Chair, Enrollment Strategies and Student Success Committee Recruitment Team, 2014-present
•    Faculty Affairs Committee, 2017-Present
•    Member of Student Travel Committee, 2013-Present
•    Faculty Sponsor, Black Student Union, 2016-Present
•    Fulbright Program Advisor, 2014-Present
•    Member of Changing Global Society Search Committee, 2014 & 2017

History of Education Society
Southern Historical Association
National Association of Fellowship Advisors
Filson Historical Society