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Department of History & Geography

John Ellisor

Assistant Professor


Dr. John Ellisor
Position: Associate Professor
Office: Yancey Center 353
Phone: 706-507-8378

Office Hours

Spring Semester, 2019
MW  3:00-3:30 pm 
F 1:00-3:00 pm
or request an appointment by emai


Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville
M.A., University of West Florida
B.A., University of South Alabama

Specialty Area

U.S. History (early period), Native American History, Race and Ethnicity


Dr. John Ellisor received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, and serves as an Associate Professor specializing in the history of the early American republic.

Before coming to CSU, Ellisor taught numerous courses at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Tennessee, the University of Kentucky, and Auburn University. Here at CSU, he teaches the American History survey (1607-1865), Race and Ethnicity in Colonial America, the Age of Jackson, the Old South, Native American History, and occasionally, the senior seminar for history majors.

Ellisor worked as a research archivist for the Oklahoma State Archives and the American Indian Archives of the Oklahoma Historical society.

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Ellisor publishes on the history of Native American tribes in the southeast, which includes his book on the Second Creek War (The Second Creek War: Interethnic Conflict and Collusion on a Collapsing Frontier (2010)) and articles on Indian Removal. 

Currently, he is working on articles on the Second Seminole War in northern Florida, the First Seminole War in Alabama Territory, and Native American labor in the Old South.