Go back

Dr. Timothy WesleyDr. Timothy Wesley

Associate Professor and History Education Coordinator

Timothy Wesley is an historian of the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era and the U. S. South. A former fellow with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State and editorial assistant with Civil War History, his recent work explores the boundaries of church and state on the Civil War home front. His book The Politics of Faith During the Civil War (LSU Press, 2013), for example, examines the wartime debate over political preachers and clerical disloyalty and the ways in which religious freedoms and civil liberties were compromised in and by that debate. His latest effort, a chapter in an upcoming volume on women during the Civil War edited by Randall Miller and Judith Giesberg, considers the millennialism of female Christian abolitionists. In addition to authoring a number of recent book reviews and delivering papers at several academic conferences, Dr. Wesley serves as a researcher for The People's Contest: A Civil War Era Digital Archiving Project of the Penn State University Libraries.

In addition, Dr. Wesley teaches the Social Studies Methods Course and is faculty advisor for students in the History Education program.


PhD, American Civil War Era Social and Political History, U. S. Southern History
The Pennsylvania State University, 2010

Contact Info

Office: HH-321
Telephone: (931) 221-7361
E-mail: wesleyt@apsu.edu

Courses Taught

Selected Publications