Patrick Hayden-Roy, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Patrick Hayden-Roy, Ph.D.
Professor of History Professor of History
Office location

Old Main 311/SC 311

Office hours

MTWThF 10:00-11:00 and by appointment

My work as Associate Provost focuses on developing our Archway Curriculum so that all our students engage in high-impact practices, such as internships, collaborative projects, study away, and e-portfolio, that integrate and apply their learning, creating self-sustaining learners. We intend Nebraska Wesleyan students to complete their program of learning knowing how they have developed, what they have accomplished, where they want to go with their life.


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

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. My curricular development work focuses on developing e-Portfolio practice to integrate student learning, and project-based learning to engage students in collaboration, research, and the application of knowledge to solve significant problems.

Service interests

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

Professional and community affiliations, certifications and awards

Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Society for Reformation Research
American Historical Association