Professor Dan Feller’s scholarly interests encompass mid-nineteenth-century America as a whole, with special attention to Jacksonian politics and the coming of the Civil War. He came to the University of Tennessee in 2003 and has since edited the first three presidential volumes of The Papers of Andrew Jackson. Professor Feller is the author of two books on Jacksonian America and of numerous book chapters, journal articles, review essays, and reference work contributions. He has been active in professional organizations including especially the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), which he served for fourteen years as coordinator of its annual summer meeting. Professor Feller speaks frequently on historical subjects to public audiences and secondary school teachers throughout the country, and he has appeared as an expert commentator on television programs including PBS’s History Detectives. His current projects include a biography of Benjamin Tappan, a Jacksonian politician, scientist, social reformer, and freethinker.
Associate editor Tom Coens joined the Papers of Andrew Jackson in 2004. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Yale in 1996, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2004. Dr. Coens wrote a dissertation at Harvard entitled “The Formation of the Jackson Party, 1822-1825,” which he is currently turning into a book. Before graduate school, Dr. Coens worked for a time at the University of Michigan as Coordinator of Technical Operations for JSTOR, the web-archive of scholarly journals.
Associate editor Laura-Eve Moss joined the Papers of Andrew Jackson in 2004. She holds graduate degrees in History and Public History, and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses on the political and constitutional history of nineteenth-century America, with a special interest in evolving notions of citizenship and democratic participation. She was formerly the managing editor of The Encyclopedia of New York State (2005).