Jonathan W. Wilson, Ph.D.

Welcome to my teaching blog. I’m a freelance (adjunct) history and humanities instructor with more than a decade of university teaching experience.

I hold bachelor’s degrees in history and business from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. My Ph.D. in history comes from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in upstate New York. Additionally, I hold a certificate of eligibility in social studies (CE 2300) from the New Jersey Department of Education.

I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in several disciplines and subfields, including public affairs, writing, and American studies, as well as U.S., world, and local history. I’m a contributor and chapter editor for The American Yawp (Stanford University Press, 2019), an open U.S. history survey textbook. I also have facilitated short-term courses and workshops in other nonprofit settings. In 2022, I was the proud recipient of La Salle University’s annual Presidential Teaching Award.

Generally speaking, I’m available within a two-hour travel radius of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While I continue working in college classrooms, my long-term goal is to make a permanent career transition to secondary education. If you’re interested in hiring me or speaking about other professional opportunities, please use the contact form to send me an email. Connections on LinkedIn are welcome, too.

Please note that the opinions published here are my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of my current or past employers.