Posted by William Nunnelley on 2010-06-22

Samford University history professor Jason Wallace was selected to participate in a prestigious summer program on America and the World at Princeton University’s Lehrman American Studies Center.  The program, which runs June 14-26, is cosponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton.

The program provides Wallace and professors from other universities the opportunity to work with leading scholars to develop intellectually compelling courses dealing with foundational principles of the American republic.

The James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, sponsored by Princeton’s department of political science, is dedicated to pursuing scholarly excellence in constitutional law and political thought.

Wallace teaches American intellectual history and serves as director of the cultural perspectives program and coordinator of the Davis Lecture at Samford.  He also teaches courses in the Enlightenment, Age of Revolutions, University Core Cultural Perspectives and Western Intellectual Traditions.  His summer experience at Princeton will augment content for these courses.

Wallace’s book, Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860, will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press this fall.

A Samford history faculty member since 2004, Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, master of divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.