Randall Balmer

Academic Appointments

John Phillips Professor in Religion

A prize-winning historian and Emmy Award nominee, Randall Balmer holds the John Phillips Chair in Religion at Dartmouth, the oldest endowed professorship at Dartmouth College. He earned the Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1985 and taught as Professor of American Religious History at Columbia University for twenty-seven years before coming to Dartmouth in 2012. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Yale, Northwestern, and Emory universities and in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was a visiting professor at Yale Divinity School from 2004 to 2008.

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  • B.A., Trinity College (Illinois), 1976
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1981
  • A.M., Princeton University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 1985
  • M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 2001
  • L.H.D. (honorary), Eastern University, 2008
  • L.H.D. (honorary), University of the South, 2018

Selected Publications

  • Evangelicalism in America (2016)

  • Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter (2014)

  • Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 5th ed. (2014)

  • First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty (2012)

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Works In Progress

  • Biography of Mark O. Hatfield

  • Documentary and Book on Orthodoxy in Alaska