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Berkey, Jonathan

Associate Professor of History

Division of Humanities
Contact Information

Building: Marsh Hall, Room: 234
Campus Box: D-106
Telephone #: 304-384-5200
E-mail Address:
Office Hours:

 MWF 10:30-11:30, TR 11-12 and by appointment


  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • B.A., Gettysburg College, 1991


Professor Berkey's main field of study is the American Civil War. His dissertation examined how civilians in Virginia’s lower Shenandoah Valley coped with the complex challenges posed by living in a contested border region during the war. He is in the process of revising his dissertation for publication. Future projects include writing a chapter on Confederate women in a collection of essays on the Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War, and editing a manuscript on borderlands in the American Civil War.

Courses Taught or Currently Teaching


  • HIST 101 (History of Civilizations)
  • HIST 203 (US History)
  • HIST 305 (American Colonies)

Spring 10:

  • HIST 101 (History of Civilizations)
  • HIST 307 (West Virginia History, Geography, and Government)
  • HIST 318 (Contemporary World History)
  • HIST 333 (African-American Freedom Struggle)

Other upper-level offerings:

  • HIST 300 (US South)
  • HIST 312 (Era of the American Civil War)
  • HIST 326 (Era of the American Revolution)
  • HIST 341 (Special Topics in Military History)
  • HIST 412 (Slavery in the Atlantic World)