Jonathan Sarris, Ph.D.
Honors Program Advisory Group
Teacher Education Council
Ph.D., University of Georgia
How long have you been at NCWU?
What's your favorite class that you teach?
African-American History; American History on Film; The History of the South; The American Civil War; War and Society
What are your research & teaching interests?
Philippine Insurrection. I am trained in Southern history, social history, and American military history. I also am interested in the history of film. I am the author of A Separate Civil War: Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South (Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2006).
Teaching is a collaborative process. I strive to make students partners in their own learning process by leaning heavily on group discussion, hands-on methods of “doing history,” and game-oriented group exercises. Learning can be play. And play can be hard work.
What is a fun fact or an interesting hobby of yours?
Movies and Golf