Robin Barnes, American historian, educator; Member of American Society Church History, Society Reformation Research (president 2000-2001), 16th Century Society and Conference (Medal 2003), American History Association. Fellowship, American Council Learned Societies, 2009-2010. Professor Emeritus, Davidson College.
Barnes, Robin was born on March 1, 1951 in New York City. Son of William Alexander Barnes and Shirley Anna Mayer. He grew up in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey and Wayne, Maine. Since 1980 he has resided in Davidson, North Carolina with his wife Ann Lee Bressler.
Bachelor, Colby College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1980.
Assistant professor history Davidson (North Carolina) College, 1980—1988, associate professor history, 1988—1994, professor history, since 1994.
Author: Prophecy and Gnosis, 1988. Editor: Books Have Their Own Destiny, 1998. Associate editor: Sixteenth Century Journal, 1994—2003.Editor: Ideas and Cultural Margins in Early Modern Germany, 2009. Contributor chapters to books.
Member of American Society Church History, Society Reformation Research (president 2000-2001), 16th Century Society and Conference (medal 2003), American Historical Association.
Married Ann Lee Bressler, June 28, 1980. Children: Molly Leeanna, Morgan Bruce.