Prof. Timothy S. Huebner, Ph.D.

Prof. Timothy S. Huebner, Ph.D.

Prof. Timothy S. Huebner, Ph.D., is a leading expert on the history of the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court. The Sternberg Professor of History at Rhodes College, Prof. Huebner is the author or editor of four books, including Liberty and Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism, The Taney Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy, and the second edition of Major Problems in American Constitutional History. A celebrated lecturer, he has spoken at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and as part of the Leon Silverman Lecture Series at the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 2010, he has served as associate editor of the Journal of Supreme Court History, which is published three times a year by the Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington.

Prof. Huebner has been widely recognized for excellence in teaching. In 2004, he received the Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching at Rhodes, and that same year was named the Tennessee Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.  

Praise for Tim Huebner

“Timothy Huebner excels as a historian of the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the American South…. In addition to his outstanding scholarship, Professor Huebner is a gifted speaker and an award-winning teacher.”
– Clare Cushman, Supreme Court Historical Society

“I've known, admired, and worked with Tim for many years. He is a first-rate legal and constitutional historian and his knowledge of the workings of the Supreme Court is unsurpassed.”
– Peter Charles Hoffer, co-author of Supreme Court: An Essential History

“Tim Huebner is the consummate university professor: distinguished publishing scholar and an excellent teacher. He is a nationally renowned historian on the judicial branch of government, having published several works on this body…. Tim, moreover, habitually receives excellent student evaluations in his courses at Rhodes College, and he engages students in a manner that makes studying history enlightening, enjoyable, and relevant.”
– Whittington B. Johnson, University of Miami

“Few people—if any—know more about the Supreme Court and can teach about it more effectively than Timothy Huebner. In addition to his deep knowledge of the Court, his rich understanding of the ongoing historical context in which the Court operates provides an invaluable perspective.”
– Michael Nelson, Rhodes College

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