Dr. Gary Jenkins

Professor of History

(610) 341-5966


  • Ph.D., Rutgers: History. Early Modern Europe
  • M.A., University of Maryland: History-Medieval Europe
  • M.Div., Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church
  • B.A., Manahath College: Religion

Distinguished as both a Van Gorden Professor in History and the Chair of the History Department at Eastern University, Dr. Jenkins has taught on faculty at Eastern University since 1994. During the academic year of 2010-2011, Dr. Jenkins will begin to work with the Honors College as a professor for the first-year students’ Heritage of Western Thought and Civilization course in addition to teaching other history classes to the Eastern University community. Besides these positions, Dr. Jenkins has also published many works, including a book entitled John Jewel and the English National Church: The Dilemmas of an Erastian Reformer.

Besides these accomplishments, Dr. Jenkins has also made an impact on the academic community by sharing his lectures and presentations. Dr. Jenkins’ work has taken him to conferences in the United States, Canada, England and Norway. Other works that Dr. Jenkins is currently dedicating his time to include the drafting of a book on Gnosticism.

When not in the classroom, Dr. Jenkins lives at home with his wife and daughter in Allentown, PA and attends church at St. Gregory Palamas Orthodox Church in Glen Gardner, NJ.

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