Jeff Broadwater, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of History

B.A., Harding University
J.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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Dr. Broadwater is a professor of history in the School of Humanities at Barton College. He is the author of Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade (1992); Adlai Stevenson and American Politics:  The Odyssey of a Cold War Liberal (1994); and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (2012). His book George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006) won the Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Virginia Biography from the Virginia Historical Society and was rated by the Washington Post as one of the best biographies of 2006. Dr. Broadwater has also written numerous articles, essays, and reviews in the field of American history and has delivered papers and public lectures at various scholarly conferences and historic sites and on C-SPAN. He has served as president of the North Carolina Association of Historians, and he is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. In 2007, Dr. Broadwater received Barton’s Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Member of the Year Award.  Before coming to Barton, he practiced corporate and public utility law and argued, and won, one case, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation vs. the Arkansas Public Service Commission (1983) before the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Broadwater has also taught at Vanderbilt University, Arkansas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. From 1990 to 1992, he was Director of the John C. Stennis Oral History Project at Mississippi State University.