Jonathan S. Jones teaches advanced courses on the United States Civil War and Reconstruction, nineteenth century U.S. history, and the history of medicine, as well as the two-semester History of the United States sequence. Before joining the History Department in Fall 2021, Jones was the inaugural Postdoctoral Scholar in Civil War History at Penn State’s George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Dallas Baptist University, a master’s degree in history from Texas Christian University, and a doctorate in history from Binghamton University (2020). Jones’s research investigates the complex social, cultural, and health legacies of the Civil War, including opiate addiction and disability among veterans. His first book, “Opium Slavery: The Civil War, Veterans, and America’s First Opioid Crisis,” is under advance contract with University of North Carolina Press. The manuscript is derived from Jones’s dissertation, which won the 2021 Anne J. Bailey Dissertation Prize from the Society of Civil War Historians and the inaugural Chancellor Distinguished PhD Graduate Dissertation Award from SUNY in 2021. Jones’s research has appeared in publications including The Journal of the Civil War Era, North Carolina Historical Review, Washington Post, Slate, and Vice, among others. Jones’s public scholarship has also been featured on various public radio, television, and podcast programs. Jones is a first-generation college graduate originally from North Texas, where he taught public school before obtaining his PhD.