Randall Balmer
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Randall Balmer

Democrat

American writer and historian

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Randall Balmer

American writer and historian
Summary
Experience
67
Years of Age
CTResidence (state)

Randall Herbert Balmer (born October 22, 1954) is an American historian of American religion. He taught at Barnard College and Columbia University for twenty-seven years before moving to Dartmouth College in 2012, where he was named the Mandel Family Professor in the Arts & Sciences. He is also an Episcopal priest. He earned his PhD from Princeton University in 1985. He has been a visiting professor at Dartmouth College and at Rutgers, Princeton, Drew University, Emory University, Yale and Northwestern universities and at Union Theological Seminary, where he was also adjunct professor of church history. He has also taught in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was visiting professor at Yale Divinity School from 2004 until 2008. Following his ordination in 2006 and concurrent with his academic responsibilities, Balmer served as part-time rector of two Episcopal parishes in Connecticut: St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington (2008–2009) and Christ Episcopal Church in Middle Haddam (2010–2012). In addition to his academic writing, Balmer has published commentaries in newspapers across the country, including The Des Moines Register, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning News, the Omaha World-Herald, the Los Angeles Times, the Anchorage Daily News, the Hartford Courant, the St.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Princeton University
PHD
1985
Princeton University
AM
1982
Trinity College
BA
1976

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 3)  
Intern
United States House of Representatives
1975
Professor
Barnard College, Columbia University
1990 - Current
Professor
Columbia University
1985 - 1990

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Vice Chair
Ridgefield Education Foundation
2004 - Current
Commissioner
Parks and Recreation Commission
2003 - Current