Dr. Steven Heath Mitton

Ph.D., Louisiana State University 

Areas of Expertise

  • 19th-century U.S.
  • U.S. Foreign Relations
  • Atlantic World 

Email: smitton@fau.edu  
Office Phone: 561-297-4796

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Steven Heath Mitton is an instructor of history on the Florida Atlantic University Boca campus. A native of Louisiana and also a former enlisted submariner in the U.S. Navy, he earned his doctorate in history at Louisiana State University in 2005. He has held visiting instructorships at Centenary College of Louisiana, St. Lawrence University in New York, and, beginning in 2017, at FAU. Previously he served as Assistant Professor of History at Utah State University.

A specialist in nineteenth-century America and the Atlantic World, Dr. Mitton has published articles in the journals Slavery and Abolition and Journal of the Early Republic. In 2011 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Abolition, and Resistance at Yale University. Previously (in 2010) he presented an invited paper at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford University. He teaches courses in Writing History and also in U.S. and World History.



Undergraduate Courses

  • Writing History
  • History of Civilization
  • Guilded Age & Progressive Era
  • U.S. History to 1877
  • U.S. History since 1877

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)