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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography

John Ellisor

Assistant Professor

John Ellisor


Dr. John Ellisor

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Yancey Center 353
Phone: 706-507-8378

Office Hours

Spring Semester, 2017
MW 1:00-2:30pm and by appointment


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. He serves as the coordinator for graduate studies within the department.

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 is also involved in historical research.  He worked as a research archivist for the Oklahoma State Archives and the American Indian Archives of the Oklahoma Historical society.  He has also published a book on the Second Creek War and articles on Indian Removal.  Currently, Dr. Ellisor 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. 

Scholarly Activity