Jennifer Bertolet

Visiting and Part-Time Faculty

Part Time


Professor Jennifer Bertolet earned a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in Latin from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in history from George Washington University, and a doctorate in history from George Washington University.  She has been teaching history at GW since 2008 and English for Academic Purposes at GW since 2013.  Additionally, she serves as a GW Faculty Guide at Mount Vernon campus.

Professor Bertolet's research interests include education policy, Native American history, and United States social history.  Her doctoral dissertation examines the federal government’s American Indian education policy during the 1930s.  She is currently writing a United States history textbook for Pearson Publishing.

HIST 1311: Introduction to American History 1876 to Present

HIST 1310: Introduction to American History to 1876

Dissertation:  "After the Meriam Report:  W. Carson Ryan, Jr. and the Transformation of American Indian Education, 1928-1936”

"Trail of Tears," "N. Scott Momaday," and "Relocation" in Encyclopedia of American Indian History, Barry Pritzker and Bruce E. Johnson, eds. ABC-CLIO, 2007.

"Empresario System," "Explorations and Settlements of Juan de Oñate," "Great Migration," "Cambridge Agreement," "Mussel Slough Incident," (with J.L. Brown) and "Homestead Movement" (with Dan E. Clark) in Dictionary of American History, Stanley I. Kutler, ed., Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.

"John Brown," "Dred Scott," "Justin Morrill," and "Prigg v. Pennsylvania," in Encyclopedia of the American Civil War, David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler, eds. ABC-CLIO, 2000.

"Metlakatla Indian Community v. Egan," "Swift v. Leach," "Menominee Tribe of Indians v. United States," and "Organized Village of Kake v. Egan" in The Encyclopedia of American Indian Civil Rights, James S. Olson, ed. Greenwood Press, 1997.

Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2007