Jessica Sheets


Penn State Harrisburg


Dr. Charles Kupfer

Academic Interests:

U.S. Military History
Social Military History
American Revolution
War of Independence
Colonial Architecture

Bio Note:

Jessica J. Sheets is pursuing a PhD in American Studies from Penn State Harrisburg. She joined the program in order to further examine social military history of Revolutionary America. Previously, Jessica earned a MA in Applied History from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in December 2005 and a BA in English with a Creative Writing minor from Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, in May 2004. Since 2006, she has worked at the U.S. Army Military History Institute, part of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and is currently an Archivist. In July 2015, Jessica spent two weeks with the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Archive Team (Arlington, Virginia) processing personal papers of the outgoing Chief of Staff, General Ray Odierno.

Jessica published articles in Military History and Military Heritage magazines on the 1781 siege of Yorktown. She also published a journal article on Revolutionary War Major James Armstrong Wilson from Carlisle and his still-standing house in Cumberland County History. She presented “The Journey to Find Major James Armstrong Wilson” before the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Alexandria, Virginia. Jessica is a native of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Updated March 2016