S. Jonathan Bass
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
301 Burns Hall

Fairfield, Ala., native S. Jonathan Bass holds a BS, MA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his PhD from the University of Tennessee. He joined Samford's faculty in 1997. His book, Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight white religious leaders and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Degrees and Certifications

  • BA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • PhD, The University of Tennessee


  • Recent America and South
  • Civil Rights
  • Alabama
  • Legal History