Jon T. Coleman

Jon T. Coleman


Department Chair; Professor

Graduate Program Field

United States History


Early America; Environmental


B. A., University of Colorado (1992)
M. A., University of Colorado (1996)
Ph.D., Yale University (2003)

Research and Teaching Interests

The overlap of social, cultural, and environmental history in early America and the American West.


Jon T. Coleman is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His books and teaching span colonial and contemporary America and integrate social, cultural, and environmental approaches. He is the author of Vicious: Wolves and Men in America (Yale University Press, 2004), winner of the W. Turrentine Jackson Award from the Western History Association and the John H. Dunning Prize from the American Historical Association, and Here Lies Hugh Glass: a Bear, a Mountain Man, and the Rise of the American Nation (Hill & Wang, 2012). With the support of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), he is working on an environmental history of movement in America before the widespread use of combustion engines and exploitation of fossil fuels.

Contact Information

Office:458 Decio
Phone: 574-631-5071

Mailing Address:
Department of History
219 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46637


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