Patrick Hayden-Roy, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Patrick Hayden-Roy, Ph.D.
Associate Provost of Integrative and Experiential Learning and Professor of History
Interdisciplinary Studies Department Chair
Office location

Old Main 311/SC 311

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00-12:00
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00-10:00


(402) 465-2440

I intend that students who have taken my courses will gain three advantages. First, they will learn to think about their lives with greater insight because they have gained a sense of the past with which to compare their current circumstances. Second, they will have learned how to write more effectively, and to use writing as a tool of analysis and a means to demonstrate what they know to others. And third, they will enjoy encountering new ideas and reading texts of which they were previously unaware. Much of this will be accomplished through reading, writing and discussion, and a lot of preparation on my part to guide the students in their investigation.


On the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan since 1989.


B.A., University of Southern California, 1981
M.A. and Ph.D., Stanford University, 1988

Courses taught

History 2650: Disease in History
History 2170: Body, Mind, Spirit: Views of the Self in the Western Tradition
History 2180: Science and Religion in the Western Tradition
History 3220/4220: The Ancient World
History 3230/4230: The Middle Ages
History 3280/4280: Heresy, Conflict and Violence
History 3350/4350: Nazi Germany
History 4970: History Internship
History 4980: Introduction to the Senior Thesis
History 4990: Senior Thesis
Interdisciplinary Studies 1010: Archway Seminar-Self and Society in the Life of Bob Dylan
Interdisciplinary Studies 1200: Identity: An Introductory Exploration

Course schedule

Fall 2018:
History 3350/4350: Nazi Germany--MWF 12:20-1:30

Spring 2019:
History 2170: Body, Mind, Spirit--MWF 8:20-9:30

Research and academic interests

My main area of speciality is Germany in the era of the Reformation. My research currently focuses on the image of Martin Luther in the Nazi era.

Service interests

I am active in adult education through my church, and social ministry.

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Society for Reformation Research
American Historical Association
NEBRASKAland Board of Directors