Dr. Patrick Hayden-Roy

Title: 
Professor of History
Phone: 
(402) 465-2440
Email: 
phr [at] NebrWesleyan.edu
Office: 
Old Main 311
Office hours: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00-2;00
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00-10:00

Background: 

On the faculty at Nebraska Wesleyan since 1989.

Education: 

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 2150: Western Civilization Through Religion
History 2160: Western Civilization Through Literature
History 2650: Disease in History
History 3220/4220: The Ancient World
History 3230/4230: The Middle Ages
History 3280/4280: Heresy, Conflict and Violence
History 4970: History Internship
History 4980: Introduction to the Senior Thesis
History 4990: Senior Thesis
History 3350/4350: Nazi Germany
Interdisciplinary Studies 1010: Archway Seminar-Self and Society in the Life of Bob Dylan
Interdisciplinary Studies 1200: Identity: An Introductory Exploration

Course schedule: 

Fall 2015:
Interdisciplinary Studies 1010: Archway Seminar-Self and Society in the Life of Bob Dylan
MWF 10:00-11:10
Interdisciplinary Studies 1200: Identity: An Introductory Exploration
MWF 8:40-9:50
History 3220/4220: The Ancient World
MWF 2:40-3:50

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