James H. Hershman, holds a Ph.D. in Southern History from the University of Virginia.
He has served as Lecturer in History at the University of Virginia and at Wake Forest University. He has worked in the federal government, served on the senior staff at the Brookings Institution, and as a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Government Affairs Institute. He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and reviews in history. His most recent writings can be found in the online publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Encyclopedia Virginia.