Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Todd Estes is Associate Professor of History and has taught at Oakland since 1995. Born in Ohio, raised in Tennessee, he holds a B.A. (University of Tennessee), M.A., and Ph.D. (both University of Kentucky) degrees in U.S. History. His teaching specialty is early American history from the American Revolution through the Jacksonian era and his research concentrates on early U.S. political history and political culture. Estes is the author of the book The Jay Treaty Debate, Public Opinion, and the Evolution of Early American Political Culture (2006; paperback 2008) in addition to several articles and essays which can be viewed at his Homepage. Currently, he is working on a book about the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787-1788. Estes has won several teaching prizes including the 2001 Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award. In 2009, he was named a Distinguished Lecturer by the Organization of American Historians (OAH).