Steve A. Harris-Scott

Steve A. Harris-Scott

Steve A. Harris-Scott

Graduate Pathway Instructor

U.S. History: Research: Colonial Virginia, Early Modern Atlantic World, bound/unfree labor (slavery, indentured servitude, apprenticeship), environmental history and history of diseases/pandemics

Currently a Term Assistant Professor, Administrative Faculty, and Assistant Director, INTO Mason Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs. Also, an Affiliate Professor with the Department of History and Art History and Center for Mason Legacies. Starting in Fall 2021, Director of NEW Minor in Health, Disease, and Culture, which will be housed in the Dept. of History and Art History.

Current Research

  • Degrees of Unfreedom in Early Colonial Virginia
  • The Fairfax Proprietary in colonial Virginia
  • International Student Adjustment and Engagement in U.S. Higher Education
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Diseases and Pandemics

Grants and Fellowships

  • Huntington Library Fellow (2012)
  • Colonial Williamsburg Fellow (2011)

Courses Taught

HIST 125: Introduction to World History

HIST 387: Global History of Disease

INYO 501, 502, 504: Graduate Transitions for International Students

HNRS 110: Principles of Research and Inquiry

HNRS 240: Reading the Past


George Mason University, Ph.D., History, 2016

University of New Orleans, M.A., History, 2005

Millsaps College, B.S., Physics, 2000