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Rod Janzen, Ed.D.

School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences

Education history

  • Ed.D., Social Sciences, University of Southern California, 1992
  • M.A., History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977
  • Studies in History and Literature, Oxford University, 1973-1974
  • B.A., History, Fresno Pacific College, 1975


I teach history from a Christian perspective that references the most recent research in the field. I hope that students will gain an understanding of the various ways that history may be viewed based on different ideological stances. My teaching is student-centered and discussion-oriented.

Selected works

  • "William Saroyan on Ethnicity," Journal of American Ethnic History, to be published Spring 2014
  • "Plain Christians in California's San Joaquin Valley," Pacific Historical Review, to be published December 2013
  • "The Hutterites: Physical and Spiritual Health Care," book chapter in The Spiritual Care Edition of the Physicians Desk Reference, edited by Steven Jeffers, to be published by Radcliffe Publishers, 2013
  • "The Hutterites in 2013," Agricultural History Association, Banff, Alberta, June 2013
  • “Communal Christianity,” “The Hutterites in North America” and "The Hutterites Face the Future," Durnbaugh Lecture Series, Young Center for the Study of Anabaptism and Pietism, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, April, 2012

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