Robert M.S. McDonald
Robert M.S. McDonald
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
845.938.3311
rmsmcd@gmail.com
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Robert M.S. McDonald
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty

Biography

Robert M.S. McDonald is Professor of History at the United States Military Academy. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, his M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his M.St. from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He has published several journal articles and essays and is editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point (University of Virginia Press, 2004), Light & Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge (University of Virginia Press, 2012), and Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés (University of Virginia Press, 2013). He is author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time (University of Virginia Press, 2016).

Research Areas

Thomas Jefferson
Revolutionary and Early National U.S.
History and Memory

Education

PhD, University of North Carolina
MA, University of North Carolina
MSt, Oxford University
BA, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 604 - The Early Republic