Professor of American History and Department Chair of History & Political Science
(260) 359-4243

Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb joined the faculty in the fall of 1999. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and his dissertation examined ideas about social roles and social status in early America. He wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Christianity, and published essays in recent issues of Christian History Magazine and Environment, Space, and Place. His current projects include a multivolume encyclopedia of American folklore (ABC-CLIO, 2016) and a book on Pennsylvania’s Charter of Privileges of 1701. He is a member of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, the Society of Early Americanists, The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the International Association for the Study of Environment, Space, and Place.

He teaches the following History and Political Science Courses:
HS 211 History of the United States I
HS 212 History of the United States II
HS 361 American Religious History
HS 368 Making of Modern America 1900-1945
HS 381 Civil War and Reconstruction
HS 487 Seminar in Early American History
PS/CJ 105 Introduction to Law