Joel Van Amberg
Assistant Professor of History
Office: COG 104
P.O. Box: 5080
Joel Van Amberg, Assistant Professor of History, joined the Tusculum faculty in 2005 after teaching for a year at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Van Amberg earned his Ph.D. in History with a concentration in early modern Europe from The University of Arizona, where he was part of the Division
for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies. As a graduate student he received a Fulbright Scholarship to complete his dissertation research in Germany.
Dr. Van Amberg's revised dissertation manuscript has been accepted for publication by Brill.
Entitled,A Real Presence: Religious and Social Dynamics of the Eucharistic Conflicts in Early Modern Augsburg (1500-1530), it deals with ways in which religious,
political, and economic concerns became interwoven in ways that fueled popular movements in southern German cities during the early Reformation period.
A.B., Religious Studies, Bowdoin College (summa cum laude), 1994
M.A., Church History, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1996
Ph.D., History, The University of Arizona, 2004