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Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Eric Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Dr. Eric Anderson has a rich history with PUC. He is the fourth generation of his family to teach at PUC, and has devoted 30 years of his life to teaching at the college on subjects such as Christian history and political studies. In 1912, Anderson’s grandmother, Agnes Caviness, was PUC’s first baccalaureate graduate. He has served as the Walter C. Utt professor of history, the chair of the department of history, and as the college’s president for six months. Previously, Anderson was president of Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, from 2005 to 2014, where he served one of the longer presidential tenures in the university’s history.

Anderson holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. In addition to 30 years of teaching at PUC and nine years of administration at Southwestern Adventist University, he has been a Fulbright lecturer in Greece and a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has written on a variety of historical topics, including Reconstruction in North Carolina, philanthropic support of black education, and Progressive Era vice reform. His most recent publication is a chapter in the Oxford University Press study of “Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet.”


Degrees

B.A., Andrews University
1970
M.A., University of Chicago
1972
Ph.D., University of Chicago
1978

William Logan

William Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History

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William Logan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of History


Paul McGraw

Paul McGraw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

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Paul McGraw, Ph.D.

Professor of History

Paul McGraw, chair, associate professor, specializes in American religious history with a specific focus on Adventist history and the development of the designation "cult." His Ph.D. dissertation was titled "Born in Zion?: The Margins of Fundamentalism and the Definition of Seventh-day Adventism." He is currently working on a biography of LeRoy Froom for "Adventist Pioneer" biography series. He also is interested in pretty much anything involving hockey, and loves to travel.


Degrees

B.A., Columbia Union College
1983
M.Div., Andrews University Theological Seminary
1990
M.A., George Mason University
1996
Ph.D., George Washington University
2004

Howard Munson

Howard Munson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

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Howard Munson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History


Degrees

B.A., Walla Walla College
1985
M.A., Portland State University
2006
Ph.D., Washington State University
2012