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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.