Jonathan Sarris, Ph.D.
Employment Type FACULTY
Program/Department History, School of Education and Social Science

Jonathan Sarris, Ph.D.

Professor of History/Program Coordinator, History

Honors Program Advisory Group
Teacher Education Council

Ph.D., University of Georgia



How long have you been at NCWU?
Since 2004

What's your favorite class that you teach?
African-American History; American History on Film; The History of the South; The American Civil War; War and Society

What are your research & teaching interests?
Philippine Insurrection. I am trained in Southern history, social history, and American military history.  I also am interested in the history of film.  I am the author of A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2006).

Teaching Philosophy
Teaching is a collaborative process.  I strive to make students partners in their own learning process by leaning heavily on group discussion, hands-on methods of “doing history,” and game-oriented group exercises.  Learning can be play.  And play can be hard work.

What is a fun fact or an interesting hobby of yours?
Movies and Golf