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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: Jennifer has a Master’s in History and a Master’s in Teaching from Georgia Southern University. She is a certified K-12 teacher, who spent five years teaching U.S. History and AP U.S. History to high school juniors and seniors in Georgia. In her research, she studies the free Black population of the south from the late colonial period through the early national period, with a particular focus on kinship networks. She is also interested in the history of education in the United States. She is a member of the 2022-2023 Mount Vernon fellowship class and the recipient of the 2022 Walter Edgar Scholarship. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.  

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