Education1971 George Mason College of the University of Virginia, B.A.
1974 Johns Hopkins University, M.A.
1986 University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtU.S. History to 1877
Latin American History
Age of the Civil War
Comparative Slavery in the Americas
Comparative Relations of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans
Magic and Witchcraft in the Early Atlantic World
Career SpecialtiesThe author of the books Gentry and Common Folk on the Virginia Frontier and Accommodating Revolutions: Virginia's Northern Neck in an Era of Transformations, Professor Tillson specializes in the history of early Virginia.
Professional and Community Activities:Dr. Tillson is researching and writing on enslaved and free maritime workers in the Revolutionary and antebellum Chesapeake. He also reviews books frequently for several professional journals. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Tampa Historical Society.