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Jeff Jones

Dr. Jeff Jones

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Contact Information

Email: jwjones@uncg.edu
Office: 2139 MHRA
Office Phone: 336-334-4068


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1987

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008-
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2001-2008
Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2000-2001
Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997-99
Instructor, East Carolina University, 1997-96
Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989-

Current Research

  • Putting the Pieces Back Together: Postwar Reconstruction in a Comparative Perspective, an edited anthology comparing the process of rebuilding in different societies and different time periods after major wars
  • War Stories: Tales from the Soviet Union's "Greatest Generation," an edited source reader including a wide variety of primary source material with commentary
  • "The Best of Allies: Popular Soviet Sentiments Toward the West During World War II," an article I am working on for submission to Russian Review

Courses Taught

  • WCV 101: Western Civilization to 1600
  • HIS 216: The Civilizations of Asia - Impact of West on Asia and Asia's response; development of nationalism and Communism. Focus is on India, China, and Japan in nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • HIS 218: The World in the Twentieth Century since 1945 - Political, social, and economic forces affecting Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Issues include Cold War, imperialism, nationalism, terrorism, world war.
  • HIS 223: Modern Europe - Survey of major socio-economic, political, and cultural trends in Europe from the French Revolution to the present.
  • HIS 377: Russian History to 1900 - Introduction to old Russia of Kiev and Muscovy, followed by a more intensive survey of eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
  • HIS 378: Russian History since 1900 - End of Tsarist Empire, Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, Soviet Union under Stalin, and recent developments.
  • HIS 511C: Seminar in Historical Research and Writing - "Stalinist Russia."
  • HIS 575: Modern Russian History: Selected Topics - Varying topics in modern Russian history, including "Great Reforms," industrialization, revolutionary movement, Marxism-Leninism, tsarist and Soviet foreigh policy, Soviet politics, post-World War II changes, Gorbachev era, and end of Soviet Union.
  • HIS 714: Varieties of Teaching - (Ph.D. level) Introduction to college level teaching history with attention to syllabi, lecturing, examinations, discussions, grading, and responding to student input. Students participate in teaching actual courses.

Recent Publications

  • Everyday Life and the "Reconstruction" of Soviet Russia During and After the Great Patriotic War, 1943-1948 (Slavica Publishers, 2008).
  • "Reply to Professor Kuromiya," Letter to the Editor, Slavic Review 65, No. 4 (Winter 2006): 892-893.
  • "'Every family has its freaks': Perceptions of Collaboration in Occupied Soviet Russia, 1943-1948," Slavic Review 64, No. 4 (Winter 2005): 747-770.
  • "Josef Stalin," Encyclopedia of Leadership, Berkshire Reference Works (Sage), 2004.
  • "'What sort of democracy is this?': Political Rhetoric, Popular Perceptions, and Election Campaigns in Rostov-on-the-Don, 1945-1947," Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians, 2003.
  • Other publications listed on Vitae.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor's Resident Fellowship for UNCG's Lloyd International Honors College, 2009-10.
  • Nominated for the UNCG College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, 2008-2009, 2005-2006 and 2003-2004.
  • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2007 Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching Award Gold Level.
  • University Continuing Education Association's (UCEA) 2006 Continuing Education Faculty Award.
  • UNCG Summer Excellence Award, 2004
  • Other awards and honors listed on Vitae.

Curriculum Vitae

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