Jacob G. Bury
Charles S. Peterson Editorial Fellow, 2014-2016
Jake Bury hails from the bustling prairie metropolis of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned his BA from Augustana College in History and Secondary Education and received the Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Prize from the National History Honors Society for his senior thesis, “The Church’s War: The Church of England in World War One.” After college, he spent two years teaching, first in Eagle River, Alaska working with high school students, and then in Windsbach, Germany, where he lived and worked with eighteen energetic 7th graders in an all-boys boarding school. Now a graduate student at USU, he is writing his master's thesis on the Mormon missionary experience in Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. Jake is the inaugural Charles S. Peterson Editorial Fellow at the Western Historical Quarterly.