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, Dean International of North America, University of Edinburgh
Author of Emperor of Liberty: Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy; Revolutionary America, 1763-1815: A Political History; Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy; American Maritime Prisoners in the Revolutionary War: The Captivity of William Russell; No King, No Popery: Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England

Carolyn Eastman

Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Author of A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution and The Strange Genius of Mr. O: Celebrity and the Invention of the United States.

Max Edelson

Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Author of The New Map of Empire: How Britain Imagined America before Independence; Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina

Joanne Freeman
Professor of Early U.S. Republic, American Revolution, Politics, and Eighteenth Century Political Culture, Yale University
Author of Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic

Annette Gordon-Reed
Professor of Law, Professor of History, Harvard University

Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Author of "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination;The Hemingses of Monticello:  An American Family (Pulitzer Prize winner); Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy; and editor of Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History

Cynthia Kierner

Professor of History, George Mason University

Author of Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times; Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

James McClure

General Editor, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University

John McCusker

Ewing Halsell Distinguished Professor of American History and Professor of Economics,
Trinity University
Author of Money and Exchange in Europe and America, 1600-1775: A Handbook; and co-author of The Economy of British America, 1607-1789

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 The Mind of Thomas Jefferson; Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood; and Jeffersonian Legacies

Alan Taylor
Professor of American History, University of Virginia
Author of William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, (Pulitzer Prize winner, Bancroft Prize winner); American Colonies; and The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832