Saul Cornell

Saul Cornell

Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History
Office: Dealy Hall 629
Phone: 718-817-3935


University of Pennsylvania, PhD (1989)

University of Pennsylvania, MA in History (1985)

Amherst College, BA, Magna Cum Laude in History (1982)

University of Sussex, Brighton, England (1980-81)

Research Interests

Professor Cornell is the author of two prize-winning works in American legal history. He is one of the nation’s leading authorities on early American constitutional thought. His work has been widely cited by legal scholars, historians, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court andseveral state supreme courts. Professor Cornell has also been a leading advocate of using new media to teach history and is the author of a new American history text book, Visions of America. This path breaking book uses visual materials to illustrate the competing visions that have shaped American history.

Curriculum Vitae