Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government



Robert M.S. McDonald

Robert McDonald

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty

Robert M. S. McDonald is Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, where he has taught since 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Oxford University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. A specialist on Thomas Jefferson and the early American republic, he is the author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson’s Image in His Own Time (2016) and editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point (2004), Light & Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge (2012), and Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés (2013). He is preparing for publication an edited volume to be titled Thomas Jefferson’s Lives: Biographers and the Battle for History as well as a volume in Ashbrook’s Core Documents collection on the American Revolution. He lives in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, with his wife, Christine, and their children Jefferson and Grace.