Professor of History
PhD, American History, University of Arkansas, 2002
MA, History, University of Arkansas, 1997
BA, History, Belmont University, 1995
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn is a professor of history at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). A native of Dallas, Texas, and a devoted Cowboys fan, he completed his undergraduate degree at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and his MA and PhD at the University of Arkansas. His first book -- co-authored with Dr. Charles H. Ford -- was entitled Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools and appeared with the University of Virginia Press in 2012. He has also published numerous articles with Dr. Ford, including: “Booker T. Washington High School: History, Identity, and Educational Equality in Norfolk, Virginia” (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography), “Arthur D. Morse, School Desegregation, and the Making of CBS News, 1951-1964” (American Journalism); “The Crisis Responds to Public School Desegregation” (Protest and Propaganda: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History); and “Reconstructing the Old Dominion: Lewis F. Powell, Stuart T. Saunders, and the Virginia Industrialization Group, 1958-1965" (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography).
Littlejohn also enjoys collaborating on projects with the graduate students at Sam Houston State University. In 2015, he worked with Dr. Ford and twelve students to publish “The Enemy Within Never Did Without”: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945. He has also teamed up with students to develop numerous digital projects, including East Texas History, HistoricalMX, and the Living History Podcast.
Currently, Dr. Littlejohn is co-editing a book entitled "The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest”: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America, and he hopes to complete his biographical study of Congressman John Dowdy in the next 36 months.
U.S. History to 1876
U.S. History Since 1876
The Black Civil Rights Movement
The Emergence of Modern America
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Remembering September 11, 2001
The Civil Rights Movement
White Southerners and Civil Rights
Recent America, 1876-1933
Contemporary America, Since 1933
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford. Elusive Equality: Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk Public Schools. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, eds. “The Enemy Within Never Did Without”: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, Texas, 1942-1945. Huntsville, Texas: Texas Review Press, 2015.
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, “Booker T. Washington High School: History, Identity, and Educational Equity in Norfolk, Virginia,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography vol. 124, no. 2 (2016): 134-162.
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, “African American Activism: New and Broadening Scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement,” Southern Studies vol. 23, no. 1 (2016): 27-28. (Introduction to three-article special edition of Southern Studies edited by Littlejohn and Ford).
Carolyn Carroll and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, “The Dismissal of Rupert C. Koeninger: Cold War Hysteria, Academic Freedom, and the Creation of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,” East Texas Historical Journal vol. 53, no. 2 (2015): 115-140.
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, “Moving ‘Mere Pawns on the Chessboard’: Walter E. Hoffman Jr., School Desegregation, and Busing in Norfolk, Virginia,” Southern Studies vol. 22, no. 11 (2015): 47-72.
Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, “Arthur D. Morse, School Desegregation, and the Making of CBS News, 1955-1964,” American Journalism vol. 31, no. 2 (2014): 1-20.
Charles H. Ford and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, “The Crisis Responds to Public School Desegregation,” in Protest and Propaganda: W. E. B. Du Bois, The Crisis and American History, edited by Amy Kirschke and Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2014, 226-240.