BA Taylor University, 2001
MA University of Massachusetts, 2003
PhD University of Massachusetts, 2007
African American History, Public History, Modern US
Jill Ogline Titus is associate director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and co-coordinator of the college’s Public History minor. She is the author of Gettysburg 1963: Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America’s Most Famous Small Town (University of North Carolina Press, 2021) and Brown’s Battleground: Students, Segregationists, and the Struggle for Justice in Prince Edward County (UNC Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the Library of Virginia Literary Award. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Journal of Southern History, The Public Historian, History News, and Journal of the Civil War Era. Her next project is an investigation of civil rights and Black Power across the supposed north-south divide, as expressed in northern host programs for southern black students in the 1960s. At Gettysburg College, she teaches courses in modern American history, public history, African American history and historical memory, and oversees many of the college’s public history initiatives. From 2007 to 2012, she was Associate Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. Prior to joining the staff of the Starr Center, Titus worked seasonally for the National Park Service. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts in 2007.