BUIES CREEK -- Barton College Professor of History Jeff Broadwater will deliver the Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’s Lynch Auditorium. The title of his lecture, which is open to the public, is “Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution.”
Broadwater is the author of at least four books, including “Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade (1992); “Adlai Stevenson and American Politics: The Odyssey of a Cold War Liberal” (1994); and “James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation (2012).” His book “George Mason: Forgotten Founder,” published in 2006, won the Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Virginia Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. The Washington Post also named “George Mason” one the best biographies of 2006.
In addition to the books and numerous articles, essays and reviews he has written, Broadwater has served as president of the North Carolina Association of Historians. He is also a member of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians and the Southern Historical Association. He received Barton College’s Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2007.
Before joining Barton, Broadwater practiced corporate and public utility law and argued and won a case before the United States Supreme Court in 1983 (Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation vs. the Arkansas Public Service Commission).
In addition to teaching at Barton, Broadwater has taught at Vanderbilt, Arkansas Tech University, Texas Woman’s University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He was director of the John C. Stennis Oral History Project at Mississippi State University from 1990 to 1992.
Broadwater earned his bachelor’s from Harding University, his law degree from the University of Arkansas, and his master’s and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.