Dr. Thomas Steven Jennings

Associate Professor of History, Department of Social Sciences
239A Wynn Fine Arts & Humanities Center


Dr. Thomas S. Jennings serves as Associate Professor of History in the Stillman Department of Social Sciences. Originally from Rochester, Minnesota, he is currently in his eighth year in the department. Dr. Jennings serves as the head of the Stillman Historical Association, as well as coach of the Stillman Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Team. He is a member of the American Historic al Association, the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, the Southwest Council for Latin American Studies, and Phi Alpha Theta.

Research Interests

Cuba (especially independence era / Spanish-American War)
Mexico (especially Yucatan / Porfiriato / Mexican Revolution)


Silent Partners: An Examination of the Filibustering Activities of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, 1895-1898 (Dissertation)
The Competitor Affair: An Example of Success and Failure in Diplomacy (Paper)


Doctorate of Philosophy Degree, History (Latin America to 1810, Latin America since 1810, American History since 1877, subfield
in Early Modern Europe) – The University of Alabama 2003 Master’s Degree, History (Latin America) – The University of Alabama 1996
Bachelor’s of Arts Degree, History – Iowa State University, 1994


University of Alabama Summer Fellowship, 2002

Courses Currently Taught

HIS 131: Foundations of World Civilization
HIS 132: Foundations of American Civilization
HIS 231: Ancient World History
HIS 330: Colonial America, 1492-1776
HIS 331: The American Revolution and Early Republic, 1776-1860
HIS 332: The Medieval World, Renaissance, and Reformation
HIS 333: The Age of Absolutism to the Modern World
HIS 335: Recent US History, 1890-Present
HIS 431: Asian History
HIS 433: Modern International History
HIS 435: Latin America and the Caribbean