Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
  • Discipline: Assistant Professor of Economics and History
  • Organization: San Jose State University

Professor Hummel is assistant professor at San Jose State University where he teaches both economics and history. In 2001-2002, Hummel was the William C. Bark National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 1996, his book Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men; A History of the American Civil War, was released by Open Court Publishers.

Prof. Hummel has also written scripts for audio tapes produced by Knowledge Products on the Constitution (narrated by Walter Cronkite) and on American Wars (narrated by George C. Scott). His articles and reviews have appeared in the Texas Law Review,International Philosophical QuarterlyJournal of Economic HistoryIndependent Review, and numerous other publications. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography and to a collection edited by Robert Higgs entitled Arms, Politics, and the Economy.

Prof. Hummel served as a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Army. He earned his undergraduate degree from Grove City College and his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.