Professor of History/Department Chair
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
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
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.
- 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.