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Usher, Dr. Jess Alan

History and Political Science
Assistant Professor of History

Conger 308

Jess Usher is a native of Savannah, Georgia and was happy to return to his home state for the opportunity to teach at ABAC.  He teaches all aspects of United States History but specializes in civil rights, economic justice, race relations, and the South.  His graduate minor was in European History with an emphasis on the Cold War.  In his career he has taught a variety of courses, including many sections of American and World History, upper-level African American History (both periods), Latin American History, American Social and Intellectual History (both periods), Gender History, and World War II.  At ABAC, he has taught both periods of United States Survey, Native American, and African American History with an upcoming course in Latino History in the Rural South.  ABAC students have ongoing projects with the Lower Muskogee Creek people in Tama Town, Georgia.  Usher has mentored students’ Rural Studies Capstone Projects on both Native American and African American history in the Rural South.

He has served as faculty advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society and is currently the faculty advisor to the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity.


Office: 308 Conger Hall