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Department of History


Jennifer Marler

Title: Graduate Student
PhD, U.S. History (1877 to present)
Department: History, College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Marler

Advisor:  Dr. Woody Holton

Education:  B.A. Political Science, M.A. History, M.A. Teaching, Georgia Southern University

Bio:  My research interest is in colonial African-American history, particularly the free Black population of the Lower South. I also have a research interest in the history of education in the United States. I am a licensed K-12 teacher who spent the past five years teaching U.S. history and AP U.S. history to high school juniors and seniors in Georgia. In the past, I have worked as a public historian, and while earning my master's degree, I completed an archaeological field school at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. My work at Poplar Forest led to my interest in the early African-American past. 

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