Jay R. Case

Jay R. CaseEducation

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


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

Recent Scholarly Work

  • “In Praise of Limitations,” in Eric Miller and Ron Morgan, eds, Brazilian Evangelicalism and the Hope of Renewal: An Inside and Outside Look. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019.
  • “What the Waorani Mission Wrought.” Christianity Today. March, 2019.
  • An Unpredictable Gospel: American Evangelicalism and World Christianity, 1812-1910, New York: Oxford University Press. 2012.
  • “The Methodist and Holiness Movement in North America,” in Timothy Larsen and Mark A. Noll, eds, The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Oxford University Press. 2017.
  • “Students Are Not Simply Thinking Beings: Cultivating Desires for Quaker Principles,” Quaker Higher Education, November 2013.
  • “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., Norte Dame, In.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2014.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “From the Native Ministry to the Talented Tenth: The Foreign Missionary Origins of White Support for Black Higher Education,” in Daniel H. Bays and Grant Wacker, eds., The Foreign Missionary Enterprise at Home: Explorations in North American Cultural History, Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2003.

Teaching Assignments

  • College Experience
  • World History: 1500 to Present
  • American History: Colonial Era to the Civil War
  • American History: Gilded Age to the Present
  • Religion in America
  • History of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • History of Africa
  • History of Latin America
  • History of Missions and World Christianity
  • Faith in the World Seminar: Film and the American Dream
  • History of World Religions
  • Honors Seminar: Boredom
  • History Senior Seminar