College of William and Mary faculty member in the Dept. of History. Lecturer, 1963-1966; Associate Professor, 1966-1970; Professor, 1970-1987; William E. Pullen Professor of History, 1987-1999; William E. Pullen Professor of History, Emeritus, 1999-2001; Acting Dean of Graduate Studies, 1968-1970; Graduate Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1971-1981; Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1986-1987.
Selby also served as assistant director of research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and for many years as book review editor of the William and Mary Quarterly. Selby was well-known for his book The Revolution in Virginia, 1775-1783 (Charlottesville, 1988). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John E. Selby.