James Sterling Young is Project Director for the Kennedy Oral History Project and Randolph P. Compton Scholar at the Miller Center. He joined the University of Virginia in 1978 as professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and as director of the Program on the Presidency at the Miller Center.
He is also formerly a professor and vice president of Columbia University, and founding member and past president of the Presidency Research Group.
View his curriculum vitae.
Miller Center Projects
In his capacity as director of the Program on the Presidency at the Miller Center, Young launched the Center’s basic research program on presidential oral history. The oral history interview project on the Carter presidency, which Young designed and directed, broke new ground in presidential research and became the prototype for the Center’s continuing program in oral history.
The Washington Community, 1800–1828 (awarded the Bancroft Prize).