Jason LaBau

History Department Chair Ph.D. University of Southern California

Jason LaBau joined the history department at The Waterford School in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and a BA from Pomona College. Before arriving at Waterford he taught in the California State University system in the Los Angeles area. Dr. LaBau enjoys exploring a wide variety of historical subjects with his students. At Pomona he wrote a thesis on W.E.B. Du Bois and black autobiography, then shifted focus to modern conservative politics for his dissertation at USC. At Waterford, Dr. LaBau has taught Human Geography, Exchanges & Encounters, Ancient History, and U.S. History. He is a voracious follower of politics, religion, and race in America. He loves playing board games and reading fiction. He lives in Sandy with his wife, a professional pastry chef and recipe developer, and his two sons, who love attending Waterford with dad.