Dr. Jeanne Whitney

Associate Professor of History


Office:  HH361       Phone: x36543


1991 Ph.D., History of American Civilization
University of Delaware
1983 M.A., History
College of William and Mary
1980 B.A., History and American Studies
Simmons College


1992- Salisbury University
1987-1990 University of Delaware
1984 -1989 Old Sturbridge Village
1980 - 1983 Colonial Williamsburg


1997 Outstanding Faculty Advisor


Office of Grants and Sponsored Research, Salisbury State University; grant supported architectural fieldwork.
1989 Old Sturbridge Village Fellowship in Architectural history.


Abbott Lowell Cummings Award presented to Old Sturbridge Village Research Department for the Bixby house exhibit; I was a member of the research team.

Teaching and Research Interests

American Social and Cultural History

Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture

Teaching and Advising



Currently tenure-track, associate professor of history at Salisbury University.  Teaching duties include History of World Civilization (required for all students), American surveys, vernacular architecture, material culture studies, research methodology, and internship supervision. 


Faculty advisor for Salisbury University chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  The campus chapter won the Student Government Association award for community service spring 1997.  In 2001 the campus chapter won both Outstanding Registered Student Organization and Community Service awards.  Also in 2001, the chapter for the second time constructed an entire house in a single academic year.


Directed STARS-Habitat new student program, 1997 and 1998.  Directing the STARS Habitat option involves more than being with the students one week in August.  I had to schedule all events, write all work orders, and handle problems that arose.