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


BA Taylor University, 2001
MA University of Massachusetts, 2003
PhD University of Massachusetts, 2007

Academic Focus

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), winner of the Willie Lee Rose Prize, 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. 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. Her current project is an exploration of Gettysburg’s New Deal era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps.

Courses Taught