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historian

Joel Allan Carpenter, American historian. Member of American Society of Church History, Conference on Faith and History, American History Association.

Background

Carpenter, Joel Allan was born on February 2, 1952 in South Haven, Michigan, United States. Son of Allan Wood and Bette Jane (Ridley) Carpenter.

Education

Bachelor in History, Calvin College, 1974. Master of Arts in History, John Hopkins University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in History, 1984.

Career

Assistant professor Trinity College, Deerfield, Illinois, 1978—1983, Wheaton College, 1983—1985, associate professor, 1985—1989. Director Institute for Study of America Evangelicals, Wheaton, Illinois, 1983—1989, Nagel Institute for Study of World Christianity, since 2006. Director, religion program The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, 1989—1996.

Provost, professor history Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1996—2006. Senior fellow Council for Christian College University, Washington, since 2003.

Works

Membership

Member of American Society of Church History, Conference on Faith and History, American History Association.

Connections

Married Janis Ann Rhoads, August 5, 1978. Children: Rebecca Rose, Andrew Allan.

father:
Allan Wood Carpenter

mother:
Bette Jane (Ridley) Carpenter

spouse:
Janis Ann Rhoads

children:
Rebecca Rose Carpenter

Andrew Allan Carpenter