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Douglas Morgan


Education Profile:

PhD, History of Christianity, University of Chicago, 1992
M.A., Religious Studies, University of Chicago, 1981
B.A., Theology, Union College (Lincoln, NE), 1978


Prior to joining the WAU faculty in 1994, Dr. Morgan edited the Collegiate Sabbath School Quarterly for the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church (1982-1986) and taught in the History department at Southern Adventist University (1989-1991). At WAU he served as chair of the History and Political Studies department from 1996 to 2004, and teaches courses in United States history, history of Christianity, and Adventist history. His publications include Adventism and the American Republic (University of Tennessee Press, 2001), Lewis C. Sheafe: Apostle to Black America (Review and Herald, 2010), and a chapter in the multi-authored volume Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Research and Professional Activities:

In his research and writing, Dr. Morgan seeks to advance understanding of Adventist history in the light of its American context. Current projects include a history of the Ephesus/Dupont Park Seventh-day Adventist church in Washington, D.C., with emphasis on its pioneering role in denominational race relations. Through his involvement with Adventist Peace Fellowship, Morgan seeks to foster commitment to nonviolence and peacemaking.


School of Arts & Social SciencesĀ 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.