Presidential History

The U.S. Presidential seal

A scaled and dimensioned drawing of the Presidential Seal, as attached to Executive Order 10823, May 1959 (courtesy Smithsonian Institution and Wikimedia Commons).

The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers specialize in presidential history.


Catherine Allgor

Catherine Allgor
Massachusetts Historical Society

Akhil Reed Amar

Akhil Reed Amar
Yale Law School

Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson
University of Colorado Boulder (Emeritus)

James M. Banner Jr.

James M. Banner Jr.
Independent historian

Stephen Berry

Stephen Berry
University of Georgia

Barry Bradford

Barry Bradford
Independent historian

Victoria Bissell Brown

Victoria Bissell Brown
Grinnell College (Emeritus)

Richard Carwardine

Richard Carwardine
Oxford University (Emeritus)

Joan E. Cashin

Joan E. Cashin
Ohio State University

N. D. B. Connolly

N. D. B. Connolly
Johns Hopkins University
 Has Video Presentation

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Edward Countryman

Edward Countryman
Southern Methodist University

Stephen D. Engle

Stephen D. Engle
Florida Atlantic University
 Has Video Presentation

Nan Enstad

Nan Enstad
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daniel Feller

Daniel Feller
University of Tennessee
 Has Audio Presentation

John Ferling

John Ferling
University of West Georgia (Emeritus)

Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman
Gratz College

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Ellen Fitzpatrick
University of New Hampshire

Michael W. Flamm

Michael W. Flamm
Ohio Wesleyan University

Catherine Forslund

Catherine Forslund
Rockford University
 Has Video Presentation

Joanne B. Freeman

Joanne B. Freeman
Yale University

Edith B. Gelles

Edith B. Gelles
Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University

Gary Gerstle

Gary Gerstle
Cambridge University

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Joseph T. Glatthaar
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David Goldfield

David Goldfield
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 Has Video Presentation

Michael S. Green

Michael S. Green
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Amy S. Greenberg

Amy S. Greenberg
Penn State University

David Greenberg

David Greenberg
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Steven Hahn

Steven Hahn
New York University
 Has Video Presentation

Susan M. Hartmann

Susan M. Hartmann
Ohio State University (Emeritus)

Joan Hoff

Joan Hoff
Montana State University, Bozeman

David Kennedy

David Kennedy
Stanford University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Ross A. Kennedy

Ross A. Kennedy
Illinois State University

James T. Kloppenberg

James T. Kloppenberg
Harvard University

Peter J. Kuznick

Peter J. Kuznick
American University

Allan J. Lichtman

Allan J. Lichtman
American University

Lisa G. Materson

Lisa G. Materson
University of California, Davis

Michelle Nickerson

Michelle Nickerson
Loyola University, Chicago

Margaret O

Margaret O'Mara
University of Washington

Peter S. Onuf

Peter S. Onuf
Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello and University of Virginia (Emeritus)

Jason M. Opal

Jason M. Opal
McGill University

Leah Wright Rigueur

Leah Wright Rigueur
Harvard University

Adam Rothman

Adam Rothman
Georgetown University

Donna C. Schuele

Donna C. Schuele
California State University, Los Angeles and UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Bruce J. Schulman

Bruce J. Schulman
Boston University
 Has Video Presentation

Thomas Alan Schwartz

Thomas Alan Schwartz
Vanderbilt University

Michael B. Stoff

Michael B. Stoff
University of Texas at Austin

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri
University of Texas at Austin

Robert Brent Toplin

Robert Brent Toplin
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus) and University of Virginia

Harry L. Watson

Harry L. Watson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White
Christopher Newport University
 Has Video Presentation

Frank J. Williams

Frank J. Williams
Supreme Court of Rhode Island

Kenneth J. Winkle

Kenneth J. Winkle
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Allan M. Winkler

Allan M. Winkler
Miami University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Barbara Winslow

Barbara Winslow
Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Emeritus)

John Fabian Witt

John Fabian Witt
Yale University

Julian E. Zelizer

Julian E. Zelizer
Princeton University