Jeffrey L. Meriwether

Jeffrey Meriwether
Jeffrey L. Meriwether, PhD FRHistSDean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Education, Professor of History

Contact Information

x3780jmeriwether@rwu.eduGHH 310B

Areas of Expertise

Military History, Military Masculinities, Imperialism, Modern Africa, Modern Europe


B.A., M.A. Western Washington University
Ph.D. University of Exeter-Exeter, United Kingdom

Jeffrey Meriwether is the Dean of the Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts, and Education at Roger Williams University and a professor of European, African, and military history.

A distinguished historian, Meriwether joined RWU in 2001 where he has taught for more than 20 years and worked for eight years in administration. His areas of expertise include military history, military masculinities, imperialism, modern Africa, and modern Europe. His most popular courses are Modern Southern Africa, The Great War, and 19th-Century Europe.

Meriwether holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Western Washington University and a history Ph.D. from the University of Exeter, specializing in British military studies.

A prolific scholar, he has authored research articles on modern European, imperialism, political and military history, numerous book reviews and original short fiction. His most recent works include U.S. Military Detention Operations in Post-Abu Ghraib Iraq and an essay in an anthology, ‘Always Look Up!’ Context, Complexity, and Passion in History Education.

Meriwether is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an avid cyclist.