Adjunct Faculty


University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


​Ellis Wasson attended Johns Hopkins University and earned a Ph.D at Cambridge in British history. He became a teacher and administrator in independent schools. He served as Headmaster of Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh and retired several years ago from Tower Hill School in Wilmington. For two decades he has been an adjunct professor at UD teaching seminars in research and writing as well as lecture courses in European and military history. He has published more than twenty articles in scholarly journals and six books, most recently “The British and Irish Ruling Class: 1660-1945” (2017). He also published a student guide for the Advanced Placement European History examination and has served as a consultant, editor, and senior manager for the College Board. He was a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.