Jill Ogline Titus
Associate Director of Civil War Institute, Civil War Institute Office
Campus Box 0435
Civil War Institute
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
BA Taylor University, 2001
MA University of Massachusetts, 2003
PhD University of Massachusetts, 2007
Introduction to Public History
The Modern Black Freedom Struggle in America
Dr. Titus’s work focuses on 20th-century African American history, massive resistance and public history. She is particularly interested in the intersection of African American history and public memory. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Southern History, The Public Historian, Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, and The American Scholar. Her first book, Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County, Virginia (UNC Press, 2011), was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award.
From 2007 to 2012, Titus was Associate Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where she taught courses in African American history and historical fiction, and served as co-director of the Roots of a Nation Teaching American History Grant Project and director of the History on the Waterfront interpretive tour program.
Prior to joining the staff of the Starr Center, Titus worked extensively for the National Park Service, including stints as a ranger at Independence National Historical Park and a curatorial assistant at Gettysburg National Military Park. While serving as a historian with the Northeast Regional Office of the National Historic Landmarks Program, she helped create the Sites of Conscience Project, which encourages stewards of historic properties to make their sites centers of civic dialogue.