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Jay R. Case

Jay R. Case

Contact Information:
Brehme Centennial Center 106

Professor of History


Ph.D. in American History, University of Notre Dame, 1999
M.A. in American History, University of Notre Dame, 1995
B.A. in History and Social Studies Education, Taylor University, 1984


Associate Professor of History, Malone University, 2004-present
Assistant Professor of History, Malone College, 1999-2004
Instructor, University of Notre Dame, fall, 1997
Adjunct Professor of History, Taylor University at Fort Wayne, spring, 1996Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Notre Dame, 1994-95
Social Studies Teacher, Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya, 1986-93
Social Studies Teacher, Oak Hill High School, Marion, IN, 1985-86
Social Studies Teacher, Madison-Grant High School, Marion, IN, 1984-85

Recent Scholarly Work

"Emancipation and the African American Great Awakening, 1866-1880," in American Evangelicalism:  George Marsden and the Shape of American Religious History, Kurt W. Peterson, Thomas S. Kidd and Darren Dochuk, eds., University of Notre Dame Press.  Forthcoming.    

"A Humbling Force:  The Pietist Impulse and Race in the Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Missionary Movement."  Paper presented at "The Pietist Impulse in Christianity" Conference, Bethel University, March 2009.

Session chair and respondent to session, "Religion and the Body Politic in Three Midwestern States," Conference on Faith and History, Bluffton, OH, October, 2009.

"Charles Pamla, William Taylor and the 1866 South African Revival."  Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society, November, 2007.

"And Ever the Twain Shall Meet:  The Holiness Missionary Movement and the Birth of World Pentecostalism, 1870-1920."  Religion and American Culture, Summer, 2006, vol. 16, no. 1.

"Beyond Cultural Imperialism:  The American Evangelical Engagement
With the World in the Nineteenth Century."  Paper presented at the Baylor University's 2005 Pruit Memorial Symposium, "Global Christianity: Challenging Modernity and the West," November, 2005.

Respondent to session, "The Christian Scholar in an Age of World Christianity," Fundamentalism Revisited Conference, June, 2005.

"The American Baptist Reaction to Asian Christianity," in Lamin Sanneh and Joel Carpenter, eds., The Changing Face of Christianity:  Africa, the West and the World.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2005.

Session Chair, "Social Reform in Nineteenth Century America," Conference on Faith and History Student Conference, October, 2004.

Teaching Assignments

My wife and I have three daughters, Karin, Brenna and Kelsey who attend different Christian colleges that are flung out across the eastern half of the United States.  We served as missionaries in Kenya for six years, where we taught missionary kids at Rift Valley Academy, an experience that has affected virtually every area of our lives ever since.  We are active at Jackson Friends Church, where I am an elder, lead a small group, and sing in the choir.  My attention is often drawn to baseball, the Cleveland Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Civil War battlefields, art, biking, Africa, theatre, fiction, Johnny Cash, film, Notre Dame football, Shakespeare, and the peculiarities of American denominations, but not necessarily in that order