Steve Jones

Professor of History


Ph.D., American History, Oklahoma State University

M.A., American history, Oklahoma State University

B.A., Journalism, Northwestern Oklahoma State University


  • Professor of history at Southwestern Adventist University specializing in American foreign policy and military history
  • Contributes articles on American foreign policy and military history to newspapers and magazines
  • Wrote The Right Hand of Command: Use and Disuse of Military Staffs in the Civil War (Stackpole, 2000)



Steve Jones is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on world history for three years. Steve wrote The Right Hand of Command: Use and Disuse of Military Staffs in the Civil War (Stackpole, 2000) providing an insightful look at managing a large force of soldiers. He also contributes chapters to other large works and penned encyclopedia entries about warfare, social change, and foreign policy. These works include the Dictionary of American History, 3rd Edition (Scribner, 2003) and History of American Life, Vol. 3, The African-Americans (Facts on File, 2010).

Steve worked as the assistant editor of True West Magazine, and his writing appears there and on many other prestigious publications. These publications include The Washington Post, The New York Times , and

Steve is a professor of History at Southwestern Adventist University, where he also acts as the chair to the History and Social Science Department.


Ph.D. and M.A. in American history from Oklahoma State University with post-doctoral work in political science and a B.A. in journalism from Northwestern Oklahoma State University 


Awards and Publications

Wrote The Right Hand of Command: Use and Disuse of Military Staffs in the Civil War (Stackpole, 2000)

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