Officers and Board Members
Barbara Pitkin, President
Barbara Pitkin is Senior Lecturer at Stanford University, and she specializes in the history of Christian thought, with a particular emphasis on the religious developments in late medieval and early modern Europe. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School.
David WhitforD, VICE-PRESIDENT & Program Chair
David Whitford is Professor of Religion in Reformation Studies at Baylor University, and he specializes in the social, cultural, and political impact of the European Reformations of the sixteenth century. He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Boston University.
karen spierling, Past PRESIDENT
Karen Spierling is Associate Professor of History at Denison University, and she specializes in the history of the Reformation, in particular the interplay among religious, social, and political concerns in the development and spread of Reformed (Calvinist) Protestantism. She received her her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ezra Plank, Secretary-Treasurer
Ezra Plank is the Director of Pepperdine University's study-abroad program in Lausanne Switzerland, where he also serves as Visiting Assistant Professor. He specializes in the impact of religious ideas during the Protestant Reformation on domestic space, relations, and routines. He received his M.A. from Pepperdine University and his Ph.D. from The University of Iowa.
Jill fehleison, Member-at-large (2015-2019)
Jill Fehleison is Professor of History at Quinnipiac University, and she specializes in Catholic and Protestant relations in Reformation Geneva. She received her M.A. from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Yudha Thianto, Member-at-large (2013-2017)
Yudha Thianto is Professor of Theology at Trinity Chrisitian College (Palos Heights, IL), and he specializes in baptismal controversies in England during the later-Stuarts period and the influence of Calvinistic theology in the early establishment of Reformed churches in Java (Indonesia) in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He received his M.T.S. and Ph.D. from Calvin Theological Seminary.
Jeffrey Watt, Member-at-large (2015-2019)
Jeffrey Watt is the Kelly Gene Cook, Jr. Professor of History at the University of Mississippi. His research concentrates on the social and cultural impact of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations, with special attention to the influence of Reformed Protestantism. He received his M.A. from Ohio University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.