About Jamie

Jamie L.H. Goodall

Historian, Educator, & Author


Jamie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology/Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies/Public History from Appalachian State University. She holds a PhD in History from The Ohio State University.

She currently works as a historian with the U.S. government and as a part-time history instructor for Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. She previously taught history at Stevenson University.

Originally from North Carolina, Jamie now calls the D.C. metro area home with her husband and two pups, Thomas Jefferson and John Tyler. Her passions include tattoos, history, teaching, true crime, sunshine, the ocean, and–of course–pirates. She also considers herself a connoisseur of the three B’s: books, booze, and beaches!

Recent Speaking Engagements

“Pirate Legacies and the Chesapeake,” Keynote Speaker, Queen City Colloquium, University of Cincinnati, 24 March 2022

“Swashbucklers of the Colonial Chesapeake,” New England College Society of Antiquaries, 12 February 2022.

“Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay and the Oyster Wars,” The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum: D.C. Mondays, 7 February 2022.

“Drink Up Me Hearties: A History of Piracy and Rum,” Intoxicating Spaces Online Seminar Series, 8 December 2021.


Jamie is available on Twitter, Instagram, and via email.


Pirates and Privateers from Long Island Sound to Delaware Bay (The History Press, 2022)

Pirates: Shipwrecks, Conquests, and Their Lasting Legacies (National Geographic, 2021)

Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars (The History Press, 2020)

Photo Credit: Ana Isabel Photography