Dr. Patrick Hayden-Roy

Professor of History
(402) 465-2440
phr [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Old Main 319
Office hours: 

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


On the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan since 1989.
Served as chair of the Department of History since 2006.


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

Teaching philosophy: 

I intend that students who have taken my courses will gain three advantages. First, they will learn to think about the 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.

Courses taught: 

History 100: History, Theory and Method
History 115: Western Civilization Through Religion
History 116: Western Civilization Through Religion
History 165: Disease in History
History 222: The Ancient World
History 223: The Middle Ages
History 228: Heresy, Conflict and Violence
History 297: History Internship
History 298: Introduction to the Senior Thesis
History 299: Senior Thesis
History 135: Nazi Germany
Interdisciplinary Studies 001: Liberal Arts Seminar--Self and Society in the Life of Bob Dylan

Course schedule: 

Spring 2010:
History 100-Tuesday,Thursday 2:00-3:15
History 116-Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-1;50
History 228-Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-11:15

Research and academic interests: 

My main area of speciality is Germany in the era of the Reformation. My research has focused on the regulation of religious ideas in the South German cities during the early Reformation. I am currently working on an article on Luther's understanding of princely rule as the vehicle through which divine justice is rendered in the secular sphere.

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