Nathaniel C. Green

Associate Professor of History–Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus

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I teach U.S. History courses, and occasionally Western Civilization courses, at NOVA.  My course offerings include:

U.S. History I (HIS 121)

U.S. History II (HIS 122)

Western Civilization II (HIS 102)

World Civilizations II (HIS 112)

I also teach courses online through NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute:

U.S. History I (HIS 121)

History of Virginia I (HIS 281)

In addition to my courses, I have contributed to the Teaching United States History Blog, and served as a contributor and chapter editor to American Yawp, the free, online U.S. history textbook.

I came to NOVA in 2015, after teaching at Washington University in St. Louis, where I earned my Ph.D. in 2013. NOVA’s campus is diverse and dynamic, its students inquisitive and driven, its faculty passionate and brilliant. In short, it is a fabulous place to learn.

See my latest NOVA Evaluations here.


B.A. The University of Northern Iowa (2004) M.A. The College of William & Mary (2006) Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis (2013)



The Man of the People: Political Dissent and the Making of the American Presidency (Lawrence: The University Press of Kansas, 2020) 

Articles and Book Chapters

“‘The Focus of the Wills of Converging Millions’: Public Opposition to the Jay Treaty and the Origins of the People’s Presidency,” Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 37, No. 3 (Fall, 2017): 429-469

“The Early Republic,” in Ben Wright and Joseph Locke, eds., American Yawp: A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook (Stanford University Press, 2019) (Contributor and Chapter Editor)


See an article in Intercom about my Constitution Day Talk!