Randall Balmer

About Randall Balmer
Randall Balmer - A prize-winning historian and Emmy Award nominee, Randall Balmer earned a PhD from Princeton University and taught as a professor of American religious history at Columbia University for twenty-seven years before becoming the John Phillips Professor of American Religion at Dartmouth College. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Yale, Northwestern, and Emory universities and in the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has published widely in both scholarly journals and in the popular press. His op-ed articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Nation, and the Washington Post Book World. Mr. Balmer has published more than a dozen books, including God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush and The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond. His second book, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, now in its fourth edition, was made into an award-winning, three-part documentary for PBS. He has lectured throughout the country and, under the auspices of the State Department, in Austria and Lebanon. An Episcopal priest, Mr. Balmer lives in Vermont and New Mexico with his wife, Catharine Randall, who is also a priest and a professor.