OAH Appoints Stephen D. Andrews as Interim Executive Editor of the Journal of American History

August 5, 2022

The Executive Board of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) has appointed Stephen D. Andrews, Managing Editor of the Journal of American History (JAH), as the Organization’s Interim Executive Editor. Andrews began his term on August 1, 2022. He takes over the role from Benjamin H. Irvin, who stepped down on July 31, 2022, after serving as OAH Executive Editor since 2017.

Andrews joined the OAH in 2003 as Assistant Editor of Book Reviews at the JAH, and most recently held the positions of Managing Editor at the Journal and Consulting Editor for the OAH’s quarterly magazine, The American Historian. He received his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Stanford University in 2005. Currently an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Indiana University, Andrews teaches broadly in 19th century U.S. social and political history, including the Civil War. In 2015 he was a visiting professor at Université de Tours in Tours, France. Andrews served as Interim Executive Editor of the JAH from 2016 to 2017.

“The OAH is incredibly fortunate to have Steve Andrews stepping into the position of Interim Executive Editor at the Journal of American History,” said Beth English, Executive Director of the OAH. “Steve brings to the position extensive experience working with the JAH staff and Editorial board, as well as deep historical expertise enhanced by years of teaching, research, and editing. He is the ideal person to lead during this period of transition and to ensure the continued excellence we associate with the Journal.

The Journal of American History is published quarterly by Oxford University Press and is the journal of record in the field of U.S. history.