Skip to main content

About Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Dr. Jeff Hummel is the author of Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War (Chicago: Open Court, 1996). He teaches both economics and history, and before joining the SJSU economics faculty in the fall of 2002, lectured as an adjunct at Golden Gate University and Santa Clara University. He served in the U.S. Army as a tank platoon leader during the early seventies, was Publications Director for the Independent Institute in Oakland, CA, in the late eighties, and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, for the 2001-2002 academic year.


Present Professor, San Jose State University Economics

Curriculum Vitae

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • SJSU Economics Department Most Valuable Player Award, 2007.
  • SJSU Economics Department Summer Research Award, 2008.
  • Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grant, 2200 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 2005.
  • Junior Faculty Career Development Grant, San José State University, 2003.
  • Visiting Scholar, Social Science History Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2002–2006.
  • William C. Bark National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2001–2002.
  • Grant from the Earhart Foundation, 2200 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 2000.
  • David Burton, Jr., Fellowship, Office of Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2000–2001.
  • Publications Director, Independent Institute, 134 Ninety-Eighth Ave., Oakland, CA, 1988–1993.
  • Weaver Fellowship, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1980–1981.


  • HIST 176: The American Way of War: Civil War (History Dept.)
  • ECON 235: Seminar in Monetary Theory (Graduate)
  • ECON 202: Seminar in Macroeconomic Analysis (Graduate)
  • ECON 135: Money and Banking
  • ECON/HIST 113A: Economic History of the United States (formerly Econ 111)
  • ECON 102: Macroeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Macroeconomics


2001 Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin ‐ History with a minor in Economics
1977 M.A, University of Texas at Austin ‐ History with a minor in Economics
1971 B.A, Grove City College ‐ History

Contact Information

Dr. Jeffery Rogers Hummel
Professor, Department of Economics

Works in Progress (2)

Books (1)

Scholarly Articles and Chapters (45)