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Robert Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

Biography

Dr. Clark teaches courses in American history, the history of Christianity, and historiography. His primary research focuses on the intersection of religion, race, and submission to civil authority in 18th- and 19th-century America. With more than 30 years of academic and pastoral ministry in Kansas, Dr. Clark has taught high school students (Berean Academy), college students (Wichita State, Kansas State and Butler Community College), and served as Associate Pastor of Newton Bible Church. He also supervises social studies education majors in the Department History and Government through the AYASS program.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in American Religious History, Kansas State University
  • M.A. in European History, Wichita State University
  • M.A. in Christian Education (Secondary Ed. Teaching), Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Bible/Theology, Calvary Bible College

Scholarly Works

  • "Let Every Soul Be Subject": Northern Evangelical Understandings of Submission to Civil Authority, 1763-1863 (Robert J. Clark) Faculty Dissertations (2017)
  • Moses Mendelssohn's Approach to Jewish Integration in Light of His Reconciliation of Traditional Judaism and Enlightenment Rationalism (Robert J. Clark) Fairmount Folio (2005)
  • Revolution and the Political Transformation of Isaac Backus (Robert J. Clark) Flint Hills History Conference (2015)  
  • Evangelical Assessments of John Brown and the Raid on Harpers Ferry (Robert J. Clark) Kansas Association of Historians (2013)
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Small Grant (Robert J. Clark) History and Government Faculty Grants (2015)
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »

Interests

  • Interests: Cross-cultural missions, discipleship, shooting/hunting, backpacking, anything on the water
  • Why Cedarville: As a young man, I took 2 Timothy 2:2 as my life ministry verse, and I've sought by God's grace to fulfill this discipleship vision in every ministry the Lord has given me. Serving on the faculty of Cedarville University offers me an unprecedented opportunity to integrate a biblical worldview in the study of history and to train servant leaders who will represent Christ in the Church and in the world.