Jamie Goodall, PhD

Photo by Heidi Fam Photography, 2024.


Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall is a professional historian with a PhD in History from The Ohio State University where she specialized in Atlantic World, Early American, and Military histories. She is also a first-generation college student. Her publications include Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars (2020); National Geographic’s Pirates: Shipwrecks, Conquests, and Their Lasting Legacies (2021); Pirates & Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay (2022); and The Daring Exploits of Pirate Black Sam Bellamy: From Cape Cod to the Caribbean (2023). She also writes on U.S. Army history, academic mentorship, the experiences of first-gen students, pop-culture, and pedagogy. Goodall has shared her expertise on programs like Mysteries from Above (2022) and History Channel’s History’s Greatest Mysteries (2024). She has appeared on over three dozen podcasts, given over fifty invited talks and guest lectures, served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Military History, reviewed manuscripts for journals such as the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History, and has been a transcriber and editor for organizations like MarineLives.org, BritishNavalHistory.com, McGraw-Hill Education, Global Maritime History, and WiseWire. Dr. Goodall has over twenty years’ experience researching, writing, editing, mentoring, coaching, and consulting.

Credentials & Select Qualifications

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  • PhD-History from The Ohio State University (2016)
  • MA-Public History/Museum Studies from Appalachian State University (2010)
  • BA-Archaeology, History from Appalachian State University (2008)
  • Content Creator/Subject Matter Expert | October 2022-January 2023 | Riggs-Ward Design, LLC.—I wrote and edited the museum exhibit copy for one of Riggs-Ward Design’s museum clients.
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board | 2022-2025 | Journal of Military HistoryI am serving a 3-year term as a member of the Journal of Military History’s Editorial Advisory Board. The journal is the quarterly publication of the Society for Military History. 
  • Subject Matter Expert | April 2022-May 2022 | Southern New Hampshire University—I was the Subject Matter Expert on a team created to review the course content and textbook(s) of the Colonial New England (HIS-332) course. The purpose was to identify any Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) concerns. Areas of review included weekly module overviews, existing readings and resources, formative assignments that rely on readings/resources that have been identified, and the final project assignment (including the foundational milestones).
  • Reviewer | Spring 2021 | 2021 Harriet Tubman Prize Reader’s Committee—I was solicited to review 18 books for the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center’s 2021 Harriet Tubman Prize for a distinguished book published in 2020 in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
  • Reviewer | September 2020 | Discovery Grant, National Endowment for the Humanities—I was solicited to review 13 grant applications for the NEH Discovery Grant program.
  • Reviewer | December 2019 | Posters on the Hill, Council of Undergraduate Research—I volunteered to review undergraduate research submissions for the Council of Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill competition.
  • Reviewer | April 2019 | Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies—I was solicited by the editors to review a manuscript under consideration for publication.
  • Subject Matter Expert | Summer 2016 | WiseWire—I wrote and revised several history essays for WiseWire’s Gale Researcher, a digital product aimed at undergraduate students or students in Advance Placement and International Baccalaureate high school courses that provides scholarly introductions to core topics in a variety of disciplines.
  • Judge | 2016-Present | American Legion: Maryland State—I serve as a judge for the Maryland State finals of the American Legion Oratorical Scholarship Contest when I am available.
  • Academic Consultant | Spring 2016 | McGraw-Hill Education—I reviewed the content and rigor of twenty chapters/lessons covering Early Modern Europe, the Napoleonic period, and the early Industrial Revolution for an undergraduate history textbook.
  • Subject Matter Expert | Spring 2016 | Cengage Learning—I revised textbook essays on early American history topics for Gale, a division of Cengage Learning, for a series of eBooks targeted at undergraduates.
  • Book Reviews Editor & Contributor | Spring 2014-Spring 2016 | BritishNavalHistory.com—I managed the Book Reviews section of the website, including submissions, editing, layout, and organization. I also served as the U.S. outreach representative and posted monthly blogs.
  • Freelance Editor/Contributor | Spring 2013-Spring 2015 | McGraw-Hill Education—I occasionally did freelance work whenever needed. I helped design online Learning Resource modules for AP history practice exams and edit chapters in an International World History textbook.
  • Transcriber/Editor | 2012-2015 | MarineLives.org—I transcribed primary manuscripts from the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669.
  • Research Assistant/Editor | 2010-2011 | Dr. Antonio Bly—Appalachian State University, Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700-1789 (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012).
  • Referee Editor | 2010-2011Southern Historian: A Journal of Southern History