Jonathan  Den Hartog
Chair, Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
312 Burns Hall

Jonathan Den Hartog is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Samford University. He came to Samford in 2019, after having previously taught for over a decade at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Minnesota. He spent the 2012-13 academic year as the Garwood Visiting Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He received his PhD in American History from the University of Notre Dame in 2006. 

Hartog's interests are in the religious and political history of the colonial, revolutionary and early national periods of America. His first book, Patriotism and Piety: Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2015. Most recently, he published a volume he co-edited with legal expert Carl Esbeck, on Disestablishment and Religious: Church-State Relations in the New American States, 1776-1833 (University of Missouri Press, 2019). Hartog has published articles in Early American Studies, the Journal of Church and State and in several edited volumes. His public writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Hill.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MA, University of Notre Dame (2002)

  • PhD, University of Notre Dame (2006)