Jeremy B. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Office: Dana Hall, Room 28
Phone: 419-783-2305

Dr. Taylor has been part of the history department at Defiance College since 2012. Prior to moving to Defiance, he worked as an instructor at the University of Arkansas. His primary research interests are the northern home front during the Civil War and military justice.

Dr. Taylor resides in Defiance with his wife, Ellen, and children, Olivia and Ty. He is a proud Texas A&M Aggie fan and is actively involved with the Defiance Area Youth Swim Team.

Ph.D., History, University of Arkansas 

Professional Involvement
McMaster Fellow, Tanzania, 2014 - Present
Alpha Phi Omega, Faculty Advisor

Academic Travel
New York City Trip, 2013, 2015
Honors Italy Trip, 2014
Honors Tanzania Exploratory, 2013


  • Review of Civil War Dynasty: The Ewing Family of Ohio by Kenneth J. Heineman. Journal of Military History (Oct. 2013).
  • "The Great Equalizer: Nature's Effect on Life at Johnson's Island Prison," in Less Civil Wars: Civilians and Birth Pangs of Democracy in the Ohio River Valley edited by Marsha Robinson (2013).
  • Review of Captives in Gray: The Civil War Prisons of the Union by Roger Pickenpaugh. Florida Historical Quarterly 90, Summer 2011: 94-96.
  • "'There’s Money in Them:' General S.C. Armstrong's Marketing Plan for the Hampton Indian Program, 1878-1893." Ozark Historical Review (37) Spring 2008.

Courses Taught

  • History of the American People to 1877
  • History of the American People from 1877
  • Era of the American Civil War
  • History of the American Constitution
  • History of the Ohio Area
  • American Government and Politics
  • Comparative Political Systems