Dr. Jan LeoneDr. Jan Leone

Interim Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts

E-mail: jmleone@mtsu.edu
Phone: (615) 898-5580
Office Location and Mailing Address: Todd Hall, Room 231
MTSU Box 217
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

FIELDS: American Women's History; History of Education; 20th Century U.S. History

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT: Dr. Leone earned her PhD at The Ohio State University in 1989 and has taught courses in U.S. women's history, the history of higher education, and twentieth-century U.S. history. Her research interests are focused on the social reform work of women in the South, especially at the turn of the last century. Her most recent publication is an edited collection of essays in honor of MTSU's centennial celebration. Dr. Leone has worked closely with middle and high school teachers in Teaching American History grants and the NEH Landmarks of American History program. She continues to collaborate with the MTSU College of Education on grants and projects focused on improving teaching.


  • History 2010, Survey U.S. History I
  • History 2020, Survey U.S. History II
  • History 3010, The Historian's Craft
  • History 3030, Topics in African-American History
  • History 4780, Women in America Since 1890


  • History 5780, Women in America Since 1890
  • History 6020, Seminar in Research and Writing
  • History 6230/7230, Seminar in American Women's History


Leone, Jan, editor. Middle Tennessee State University, A Centennial Legacy, Twin Oaks Press, 2011.

Leone, Jan. "Integrating the AAUW"--The Historian, (1989);

Leone, Jan. "Practical Religion: Women Reformers of the Southern Methodist Episcopal Church, South"—spring 2013 with University of TN Press.

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Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A.,    Mankato State University, Minnesota
B.A.,    College of St. Scholastica

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