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George Washington’s Mount Vernon Announces 2024-25 Class of Research Fellows

The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon has announced its twelfth class of Research Fellows for the 2024-25 academic year. The research of these highly accomplished individuals will foster a stronger understanding of the history of colonial America, the Revolutionary era, and the early American republic.

“The George Washington Presidential Library is proud to host this year’s prestigious class of Fellows,” said Patrick Spero, Executive Director of the George Washington Presidential Library. “Their work reflects much of the best new research on the founding of America and promises to expand our thinking about the nation.” 

“This incoming group has a wide range of interests, reflecting the depth and breadth of Mount Vernon’s collections. Our resources and funding support important projects on the history of slavery, the American Revolution and founding, the presidency, women’s history, Native American history, and more. The research of these scholars under this fellowship promises to shed light and new thinking about our shared past. We are honored to host their work.” 

The 2024-2025 George Washington Presidential Library Fellows include:

  • Greg Brooking, Ph.D., High School Teacher in Fulton County, Georgia
  • Sherri Burr, J.D. and M.P.A, Dickason Chair and Regents Professor of Law Emerita University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Laura Clerx, Ph.D. Candidate at Boston College
  • John Stuart Gordon, Ph.D., the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery
  • Philip Mills Herrington, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at James Madison University
  • Kelly Houston Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Graduate Program Director at Arkansas Tech University
  • Ryan P. Langton, D. Candidate in the History Department at Temple University
  • Edward J. Larson, Ph.D., University Professor of History and Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University
  • Sarah Juliet Lauro, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the University of Tampa
  • Charlene M. Boyer Lewis, Ph.D., Larry J. Bell Distinguished Professor of American History at Kalamazoo College
  • James E. Lewis, Jr., Ph.D., Professor of History at Kalamazoo College
  • David Marsich, Ph.D. Candidate in History at George Mason University
  • Sandra Moats, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • Karima Moyer-Nocchi, Ph.D., Culinary Historian and Professor at the University of Siena, Italy
  • Cody E. Nager, Ph.D., Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover History Lab
  • Ross M. Nedervelt, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of History at Florida International University
  • Kieran J. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Lyon College
  • Sandra Patton-Imani, Ph.D., Professor of American Studies at Drake University
  • Steven Sarson, Ph.D., Professor of American Civilization at Jean Moulin University in Lyon, France
  • Bartholomew Sparrow, Ph.D., Professor of Government at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Dillon L. Streifeneder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy
  • Whitney Nell Stewart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Faculty of the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Kevin J. Weddle, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Military Theory and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.

Read the biographies of the 2024-2025 Fellows.

This fellowship program is open to U.S. citizens and international applicants. Funded opportunities are available to those researching the early American period, including academics, historians, scholars, curators, material culture/decorative arts professionals, preservationists, and graduate students. Award recipients receive housing, stipends, and travel reimbursement.

As part of the award, fellows have access to the resources housed in the George Washington Presidential Library and the support of trained staff. Fellows reside in a shared residence, The Richard and Helen DeVos House, located on the grounds of the Library.

The George Washington Presidential Library is accepting applications for its 2025-2026 research fellowship program until December 31, 2024. Learn more.


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