Dr. Jason R. Kirby

Jason Kirby

Dr. Jason R. Kirby

Assistant Professor of History
Coordinator Secondary-Education History Track

Office: FH 211
Phone: 843-661-1555
jason.kirby@fmarion.edu

Originally from Kentucky, Dr. Kirby joined the Francis Marion University faculty in the Fall of 2019. A certified South Carolina Social Studies/History teacher (grades 6-12), Dr. Kirby serves as the Coordinator of Secondary Education in Social Studies Program. He is currently finishing a book on General William Westmoreland. This work will place Westmoreland in the larger context of American military and political history.

Education

PhD, University of Georgia, 2018

Courses Taught: 

U.S. History since 1877

History of the New South, 1865 to present

America in the 1960s

The United States Between the Wars, 1918-1941

The American Civil Rights Movement

The Vietnam War

Social Studies Methods for Secondary Education

Directed Teaching for Student Teachers Completing Their Certification in History (9-12)