Founding Director, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington
Before becoming the Founding Director of the Library, Dr. Bradburn worked as a professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He has taught college-level classes at a variety of institutions, and held two year-long fellowships. He is a specialist in the history of the American Revolution and the Founding of the United States, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on topics related to the great problems of the Revolutionary Age. His book, The Citizenship Revolution: Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804 (UVA Press 2009), represents a thorough reconsideration of the meaning of the founding of the nation from the perspective of political fights over the meaning of individual rights and states’ rights within a changing federal Union.