Todd Estes
Todd Estes
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Todd Estes
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


Todd Estes is Professor of History at Oakland University. His teaching specialty is early American history from the American Revolution through the Jacksonian era and his research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture. Estes is the author of the book The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006) in addition to the many articles and essays. Currently, he is working on a book about the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787-1788. Estes has won several teaching prizes including the 2001 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award. In 2009, he was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians (OAH).

Research Areas

The American Revolution
The Early Republican Period
The Ratification Debate


PhD, University of Kentucky
MA, University of Kentucky
BA, University of Tennessee

Courses Taught

AHG 501 - The American Revolution
AHG 510 - Great American Texts: The Federalist
AHG 603 - Colonial America
AHG 604 - The Early Republic
AHG 660 - The Ratification Debate