Jay Buckley, Associate Professor

Department: History

Vita

Email: jay_buckley@byu.edu

Office: 2141 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-5327

Website

Bio

Jay H. Buckley (PhD, Nebraska) joined the BYU history faculty in Fall 2001. Director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies (reddcenter.byu.edu), Professor Buckley also directs the interdisciplinary American Indian Studies minor (native.byu.edu).

Research Interests

His research specialties include Lewis & Clark, exploration & migration, Indian-white relations, fur trade, South African frontier, and other western themes.

Awards

  • Gary E. Moulton Lectureship Honoree from Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation; National Lewis and Clark Historic Trail, 2018
  • 2017 Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Award prize for Utah History from Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 2017
  • Outstanding Teacher from Chair Selection, History Department, 2015
  • Visiting Scholar from Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2015
  • William P. (Bill) Sherman Fellow Award from Portage Route Chapter, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, 2015
  • John Topham and Susan Redd Butler BYU Faculty Research Award from Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 2014
  • Clarence Dixon Taylor Historical Research Award; best scholarly book on Central Utah, 2008-2013 from Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 2013
  • Colorado Book Award Finalist from Colorado Humanities, 2013
  • Meritorious Achievement Award from Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation,
  • Eagleton-Walters Book Award, best book on the political history of Missouri from State Historical Society of Missouri, 2009
  • Missouri History Book Award; Best Book on Missouri and Missourians from State Historical Society of Missouri, 2009
  • Mollie and Karl G. Butler Young Scholar Award from Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, 2006
  • Lewis E. Atherton Prize from State Historical Society of Missouri, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies
  • Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
  • Museum of the Fur Trade
  • Museum of the Mountain Man
  • Oregon-California Trails Association
  • Utah Historical Society
  • Western History Association

Recent Publications