Dr. Jones received his Ph.D. in early American history from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in history from Duke University. His book manuscript, Captives of Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Violence of the American Revolution, is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press. By examining American treatment of enemy prisoners, this study reveals the factors that coalesced to transform a war for independence into a revolutionary struggle.
In addition to his current book project, Jones has published articles in the New England Quarterly, the Journal of the Early Republic, and Common-Place. His research has been supported by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the United States Army Center of Military History, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Prior to coming to Purdue, he was the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society and the National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the New-York Historical Society.