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Assistant Editor, Papers of Martin Van Buren and Assistant Professor of History
(615) 547-1301
Vise Library, Presidential Papers of Martin Van Buren
Presidential Papers, Martin Van Buren
The Millard and JJ Oakley School of Humanities, Education and the Arts
B.A. Grove City College
Ph.D. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Max Matherne is an Assistant Professor with the Papers of Martin Van Buren. Dr. Matherne earned his PhD in U.S. History from the University of Tennessee, where he previously worked as a lecturer and research associate. His current book project examines the ideological underpinnings of the Jacksonian Democrats’ so-called “Spoils System.” His research interests include American political culture, political subjectivity, democratic thought, and populism.