Summit Dinner with Advisory Board Members, Monticello, 2010

Vincent Brown

Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African American Studies, Harvard University.

Author of The Reaper's Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008) and Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020). Producer of Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, an audiovisual documentary broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens.

Frank Cogliano

Professor of American History and Dean International of North America, University of Edinburgh

Author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson’s Foreign Policy (Yale University Press, 2014); Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History (Routledge, 2017); Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy (University of Virginia Press, 2008); American Maritime Prisoners in the Revolutionary War: The Captivity of William Russell (United States Naval Institute Press, 2001); No King, No Popery: Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England (Praeger, 1996).

Carolyn Eastman

Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Author of A Nation a Speechifiers: Making and American Public After the Revolution (University of Chicago Press, 2009) and The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States’ First Forgotten Celebrity (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Max Edelson

Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence (Harvard University Press, 2017) and Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina (Harvard University Press, 2011).

Joanne Freemanemeritus

Class of 1954 Professor of American History and of American Studies, Yale University

Author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (Yale University Press, 2002), The Essential Hamilton: Letters & Other Writings (Editor, Library of America, 2017), and The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018).

Annette Gordon-Reed

Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of History, Harvard University

Author of “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016), The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; W.W. Norton, 2008) Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (University of Virginia Press, 1997), and editor of Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History (Oxford University Press, 2002). 

Cynthia Kierner

Professor of History, George Mason University

Author of Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson’s America (University of Virginia Press, 2004), Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (University of North Carolina Press, 2012), Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). 

James McClure

General Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University

Peter Onuf, ex officio

Senior Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History Emeritus, Department of History, University of Virginia

Author of “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination (Liveright Publishing, 2016), The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (University of Virginia Press, 2007), Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (University of Virginia Press, 2000), Jeffersonian Legacies (co-editor; University of Virginia Press, 1993), and The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the United States, 1775-1787 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1983).

Alan Taylor

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair of American History, University of Virginia

Author of Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760-1820 (University of North Carolina Press, 1990); William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic, (Alfred A. Knopf, 1996); American Colonies (Viking-Penguin, 2001); Writing Early American History (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); The Divided Ground: Indians, Settlers, and the Northern Borderland of the American Revolution (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006); The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies (Alfred A. Knoft, 2010); The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize; W.W. Norton, 2013); and American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (W.W. Norton, 2016).