EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Department of History, 2013

MA, Pennsylvania State University, Department of History, 2009

MA, Drew University, Biblical Studies, with distinction, 2007

BA, Cornell University, Religious Studies, magna cum laude, 2005

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Academic:

Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America (Oxford University Press, 2016)

 


Popular:

Soil and Soul: Our Protestant Agrarian Past," Christian Century 132:19 (Sep 16, 2015) - essay adapted from Baptized with the Soil

Protesting the Pope’s (Not Yet Released) Environmental Encyclical? Check Your Doctrine," Religion Dispatches, June 8, 2015

 

 

Book reviews:

Evan Berry, Devoted to Nature: The Religious Roots of American Environmentalism. Agricultural History 90:2 (Spring 2016), 262-263

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Adjunct Instructor -  Penn State University Department of History, 2010-2013

The World at War, 1939-1945 (Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

US History, 1865-present (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

US History, 1865-present, online version (Summer 2011, Summer 2012)

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2009-10 - Research assistant, Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project (Penn State)

2005-07 - Research/editorial assistant, Ancient Christian Commentaries on Scripture series (published by InterVarsity Press)

2006 - Research assistant, Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre (Drew University)

2004 - Research assistant, Dr. Kim Haines-Eitzen (Cornell University)

 

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND HONORS

 

2012 - Penn State Center for Global Studies Fellow, spring 2012

2012 - Dissertation release, spring 2012 semester, Penn State University Dept. of History

2011 - McCourtney Scholarship, Penn State University Dept. of History

2010 - McCourtney Fellowship Grant, Penn State University Dept. of History

2007 - Research travel grant, Penn State University Dept. of History

 

 

INVITED TALKS

 

"Baptized with the Soil: Christian Agrarians and the Crusade for Rural America," Baylor University, November 2015.

 

“Building the Kingdom in the Countryside: Christian Missionaries, Agriculture, and Globalization.” Penn State Center for Global Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series, April 2012.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

"The Agrarian Holy Earth: Spreading Liberty Hyde Bailey's Theology in the Soil Conservation Movement." Agricultural History Society, June 2016.

 

“The Call of the Wild: Nature and the Hermit’s Body in the Early National United States.” Penn State University History Graduate Conference, October 2009.

 

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 

Vatican Activism and ‘Leaving Science to the Scientists,’” interview on State of Belief Radio, June 13, 2015.

 

 

BLOGPOSTS AND JOURNALISM

 

No Child Left Inside on the Holy Earth: Liberty Hyde Bailey and the Spirituality of Nature Study.” OUPBlog, October 2, 2015.

 

Ignoring the Pope on Climate Change is Not Like Using Contraception.” Religion Dispatches blog, June 18, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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© 2014 by Kevin M. Lowe.