Ronald Stansbury, Ph.D.

Professor of History; Chair, Department of History



Ph.D. (History), Ohio State University, 2001

M.A. (History), Ohio State University, 1996

M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary (PA), 1994

B.A., Cedarville University, 1991


Specialty Areas:

Medieval history, Ancient and Medieval Church

Current Research Interests:

Preaching and the history of the sermon in the high middle ages; medieval popular religion and heresy, monasticism, and hagiography.

Sample Publications/Papers: 

  • Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages: 1200-1500, ed. (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010).
  • “The Rise of Medieval Universities” in Exploring the European Past, Thomson Press, 2003.
  • Adtendite a falsis prophetis: Pseudo Predicators and the Preaching Reforms of the Late Twelfth Century” 37th Annual World Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, Spring, 2002.
  • “A Preliminary Manuscript Catalogue of the Sermons of Ralph Ardent” in Studi Medievali, 3rd Series (December, 2001): 875-895.

Courses Taught

HST 102: Western Civilization I

HST 210: Ancient World

HST 320: The Western Church in the Middle Ages

HST 420: The World of Sts. Francis and Clare