Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Jeff Bloodworth,
Gannon University

Jeff Bloodworth is a professor of history co-director of the School of Public Service & Global Affairs at Gannon University (Erie, PA). Bloodworth holds a Ph.D. in modern United States history from Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute and a certificate in contemporary history from the University of Copenhagen. He specializes in twentieth century political history. His book, Losing the Center: The Decline of American Liberalism 1968-1992 (University of Kentucky Press) was nominated for the Ellis W. Hawley and Frederick Jackson Turner awards. In addition, he is midway through a biography of Speaker Carl Albert, who presided as Majority Leader during the Great Society and Civil Rights era and as Speaker during Watergate.

Educational History

  • Ph.D., History, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2006
  • Certificate in Contemporary History, Nordic Summer School, University of Copenhagen, 2005
  • Certificate in Contemporary History, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University, 2001
  • M.A., History, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri 1999
  • B.A., History (cum laude), Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri 1996