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GARY GENE LAND

Department of History and Political Science

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI 49104

(1966)   B.A. Pacific Union College, Angwin, California

(1967)    M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara

(1973)   Ph.D University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Telephone:  Office  (616) 471-3511

                      Home (616) 461-6613

e-mail:          land@andrews.edu

FAX:             (616) 6900

Birth:         August 22, 1944

Wife:          Edith Marie

Children:  Jeffery Alexander (10/14/78)

                  Jessamyn Elizabeth (3/01/81)


Academic Preparation and Interests: My study for the Ph.D. emphasized Anglo-American cultural and intellectual history, which examined the interrelationships of British and American cultural and intellectual life. I am also interested in American religious history, the history of American popular culture, the philosophy of history, and the history of baseball.

Teaching Experience: Instructor in History, Andrews University, 1970-1973. Assistant Professor of History, Andrews University, 1973-1977. Associate Professor of History, Andrews University, 1977-1981. Professor of History, Andrews University, 1981--present.

Administrative Experience: Graduate Programs Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, Andrews University, 1987-1988. Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Andrews University, 1988--98, with responsibility for the graduate programs. Chair, Department of History and Political Science, Andrews University, 1988--present.

Subjects Taught: (Undergraduate) American history survey, African-American history, baseball literature [co-taught with instructor from the Department of English], world civilization survey; (Undergraduate-Graduate) American thought, modern Western thought, philosophy of history, Seventh-day Adventist history; (Graduate) history of historical writing.

Dissertation: "The British Impact Upon the American Mind, 1929-1939," directed by Professor Robert Kelley.

Professional Memberships: Conference on Faith and History, Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, Organization of American Historians

Honors Societies: Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.

Other Organizations: Berrien County Historical Society, American Philatelic Society, Society for American Baseball Research.

Editorial Positions: Co-Editor, Adventist Heritage: A Magazine of Adventist History, 1974-present. Member, Editorial Board, Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 1971--present. Member, Board of Editors, Studies in Adventist History, 1974-1986. Editor, Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians' Newsletter, 1994-present.

Professional Association Positions: President, Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, 1998--present

University Service: Chair, Bicentennial Lecture Series Committee, 1975-76; Chair, Graduate Education Reorganization Committee, 1986-87. Chair, Fall Faculty Fellowship Organizing Committee, 1991. Vice-President, Phi Kappa Phi, 1995-96, President, Phi Kappa Phi, 1996-97, Past President, Phi Kappa Phi, 1997-98. Current committee responsibilities: General Education Committee, Graduate Council, Graduate Council Admissions and Academic Standards Subcommittee, Graduate Council Program Review and Development Subcommittee (Chair), James White Library Music Materials Center Subcommittee, Scholarly Publications and Andrews University Press Board, Scholarly Research Council, School of Education Graduate Educational Programs Committee.

Community Service: "Bookshelf," weekly book review program on WAUS, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1974-1976. Member, Board of Directors, Berrien County Historical Association, 1983--1997; 1998-present; Vice-president, 1984-1986; President, 1986-1988, 1991-94. Pioneer Memorial Church, various positions from teacher to director of children's and young people's Sabbath Schools, 1981--96; leader, Faculty Lounge Sabbath School, 1997-98.

Papers:

"British War Debts and American Opinion," Duquesne History Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2, 1972.

"Establishing the Modern Church, 1905-1930," Backgrounds: The Rise and Progress of Seventh-day Adventists, Historical Lectures for 1973-1974. Loma Linda University Graduate School and University Church, January 4, 1974.

"Establishing a Christian Philosophical Basis," North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education Conference, Andrews University, August 17, 1976.

"Toward a Useable Philosophy of History," History Section, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Higher Education Conference, Andrews University, August 17, 1976.

"The Social Credit Movement in the United States, 1933-36," Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 28, 1978.

"An Elite Critic Addresses Popular Literature: A Study of Edmund Wilson," Midwest Popular Culture Association, Lansing, Michigan, November 3, 1978.

"Langdon Gilkey's Reaping the Whirlwind: A Christian Interpretation of History," Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, San Francisco, California, December 28, 1978.

"The British Influence: Lessons of National Health Insurance," symposium, "Compulsory Health Insurance: The American Debate," sponsored by the Department of the History of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, April 30, 1979.

"Man, Maker of History: A Christian Perspective," Workshop in Historical Studies, Loma Linda University, Riverside, California, July 17, 1979.

"Henry James and H.P. Lovecraft: Elite and Popular Uses of the Supernatural Tale," Midwest Popular Culture Association, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, October 24, 1980.

"The Return of Cultural Politics: Religion and the 1980 Election," Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 20, 1981.

"The Evangelical Community and the Rise of Jesus Rock, 1965-1980," Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1981.

"Layman and Denomination in Seventh-day Adventist History," A Report to the Association of Adventist Forums Task Force of Church Organization, February 25, 1983.

"Christianity and Geology in Nineteenth-Century America," Association of Adventist Forums Geological Field Conference, West Yellowstone, Wyoming, August 11, 1985.

"Strangers Together: Adventism's American Experience," Adventist Movements Historical Association, Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois, March 28, 1993.

"Nietzsche's Heir: The Postmodern Challenge," Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, May 18, 1995.

"God and the Diamond: The 'Born Again' Baseball Autobiography," Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, April 18, 1997.

"Receive Ye the Holy Ghost'" A. F. Ballenger and Seventh-day Adventist Proto-Pentecostalism, 1897-1900." Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians, Portland, OR, April 11, 1998.

Publications:

Scholarly and Professional Articles:

"The Literary Image of Seventh-day Adventists," Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 3 (No. 1, 1973), pp. 50-61.

"An Adventist Conception of History," The Journal of Adventist Education, 36 (October-November, 1973), pp. 19-22. Also published in Andrews University Focus, 10 (June-July, 1974), Supplement No. 25.

"The Perils of Prophecying: Seventh-day Adventist Interpret World War I," Adventist Heritage: A Magazine of Adventist History, 1 (January, 1974), pp. 28-33, 55-56.

"Where did Adventist Organizational Structure Come From?" Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 6 (Spring, 1975), pp. 23-27.

"Providence and Earthly Affairs: The Christian and the Study of History," Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 7 (April, 1976), pp. 2-6.

"From Meetinghouse to Modern: Adventist Church Architecture in Michigan," Adventist Heritage: A Magazine of Adventist History, 4 (Summer, 1977), pp. 24-31.

"From Apologetics to History: The Professionalization of Adventist Historians," Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 10 (March, 1980), pp. 89-100.

with Bert Haloviak, "Ellen White & Doctrinal Conflict: Context of the 1919 Bible Conference,"

Spectrum: A Quarterly Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 12 (June, 1982), pp. 19-35.

"American Images of British Compulsory Health Insurance," : in Compulsory Health Insurance: The Continuing American Debate, edited by Ronald L. Numbers (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982), pp. 55-76.

"Deviancy and the American Revolution," Quarterly Journal of Ideology, 10 (No. 1), pp. 34-36.

"Shaping the Modern Church, 1906-1930," in Adventism in America: A History, edited by Gary Land (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986), pp. 139-169.

"Coping with Change, 1961-1980," in Adventism in America: A History, edited by Gary Land (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986), pp. 208-230.

"Ideas and Society," in The World of Ellen G. White, edited by Gary Land (Hagerstown, Md.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1987), pp. 209-225. Also published as "La Sociedad y las ideas," in El Mundo de Elena G. de White, trans. Paola Canutti (Miami: Asociación Publicadora Interamericana, 1996), 241-260.

"The SDA Theological Seminary: Heading Toward Isolation?" Spectrum: Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 18 (October, 1987), pp. 38-42.

"Why Teach Cultural History?" Journal of Adventist Education, 50 (April-May, 1988), pp. 15-16, 38-40.

"Adventists in Plain Dress," Spectrum: Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, 20 (December, 1989), pp. 44-48.

"Implications of the Christian Understanding of Human Nature for the Writing and Teaching of History," in Christ in the Classroom: Adventist Approaches to the Integration of Faith and Learning, vol. 3. Compiled by Humberto M. Rasi (Silver Spring, MD: Institute for Christian Teaching, 1991), pp. 101-120.

"Getting to the Core: Redesigning the General-Education Curriculum," Journal of Adventist Education, 56 (December, 1991/January, 1992), pp. 9-13.

"Strangers Together: Adventism's American Experience," Newsletter of the Adventist Movements Historical Association, Pilot Issue (1993), pp. 2-10.

"Integrating Faith and History," The Journal of Adventist Education, 56 (December, 1993-January, 1994), pp. 41-45.

"The Millerites: A Bibliography for Teachers," The Journal of Adventist Education, 57 (October-November, 1994), pp. 36-39.

"The Historian and the Millerites: An Historiographical Essay," in Everett N. Dick, William Miller and the Advent Crisis, 1831-1844, edited by Gary Land (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1994), xiii-xxviii. Also published in Andrews University Seminary Studies, 32 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 227-246.

"Dennis Hart Mahan: Warfare as Science and Art," Strategy & Tactics, #176 (Sept/Oct, 1995), pp. 30-32.

"The Challenge of Post-Modernism," College and University Dialogue, 8 (No. 1, 1996), pp. 5-8..

"Helping the Church Think: The Intellectual Task of Christian Higher Education," Journal of Adventist Education, (Summer, 1997), pp. 8-11.

Academic and Professional Book Reviews:

Reviews published in American Historical Review, Andrews University Seminary Studies, Fides et Historia: Journal of the Conference on Faith and History, The History Teacher, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Michigan Historical Review, Spectrum: Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums

Miscellaneous Articles:

"The Adventist Student and the Secular University," Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 149 (September 14, 1972), pp. 12-13.

"Images of Challenge: Life at a Secular University," Insight, 3 (March 28, 1972), pp. 17-19.

"Progress Despite Difficulties, 1925-1950," Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, 152 (125th Anniversary Issue, 1975), pp. 13-16.

"Religious Liberty and the American Revolution," Lake Union Herald, 68 (January 6, 1976), pp. 4-6.

"Adventism and the Camp Meeting Tradition," Lake Union Herald, 70 (May 23, 1978), pp. 4-6.

"Isaac Backus: Advocate of Religious Freedom," Lake Union Herald, 75 (June 21, 1983), pp. 4-5.

"Preparing Youth for Service," Adventist Review, 160 (Adventist History Issue, 1983), pp. 27-29.

"Campus Treasures for Scholars and the Public,"Andrews University Focus, 26 (Winter, 1990/1991), pp. 8-11.

"Andrews University: Educating for Christian Service," Adventist Today, 2 (July-August, 1994), pp. 10-12, 20.

"God and Scholarship II," Newsletter of the Association of Adventist Physicists, 24 (December, 1994), pp. 2-4.

"Bus Ride to a Better Place," in More College Faith, edited by Ronald Alan Knott (Berrien Springs, MI: Worthy Books, 1997), 44-45. Also published in Over & Over Again! 150 Adventists Share Personal Stories About Stewardship, Foreword by G. Edward Reid, edited by Ronald Alan Knott (Silver Spring, MD: Seventh-day Adventist Church, North American Division, 1998), 15-16.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews:

Reviews published in Andrews University Focus, Andrews University Student Movement, Insight, Spectrum: Journal of the Association of Adventist Forums, College and University Dialogue

Books:

Editor, Adventism in America: A History, Studies in Adventist History, vol. 1 (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986).

Editor, The World of Ellen G. White (Hagerstown, MD.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1987). Also published as El Mundo de Elena G. de White, trans. Paola Canutti (Miami: Asociación Publicadora Interamericana, 1996).

Editor, Everett N. Dick, William Miller and the Advent Crisis, 1831-1844, with historiographical introduction and editorial notes (Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews University Press, 1994).

Other Publications:

Test Unit, ACT Social Sciences Test, American College Testing Program, 1976.

United States History Correspondence Course (College Level), Home Study Institute, Washington, D.C., 1982.

The Essentials of American History: The United States as a World Power, 1941-1988 (Piscataway, N.J.: Research and Education Association, 1990). Revised and Expanded Edition, America Since 1941: Emergence as a World Power (1992).

"Kellogg, John Harvey (1852-1943)," "Miller, William (1782-1849)," "Seventh-day Adventists," "White, Ellen Gould Harmon (1827-1915)" in Dictionary of Christianity in America, edited by Daniel G. Reid, et. al. (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1990), pp. 609, 740-41, 1076-77, 1249-50.

and Ronald Lettieri, The Best Test Preparation for the College Board Achievement Tests: American History & Social Studies (Piscataway, N.J.: Research and Education Association, 1990).

"Bacon, Francis," "Bentham, Jeremy," in Research Guide to European Historical Biography, vol. 5 (Washington, D.C.: Beacham Publishing Co., 1993), 2183-92, 2264-71.

"Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Premieres in New York," in Great Events from History II: Arts and Culture, edited by Frank N. Magill (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1993), 598-603.

"Seton, Elizabeth Ann," in Leaders of the World (Detroit: Gale Research Co., ).

"Knorr, Nathan Homer," "Rutherford, Joseph Henry," "Smith, Uriah," in American National Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)..

"Powell's Report (on the Lands of the Arid Region) 1879" in The Encyclopedia of North American History, (Pasadena: Salem Press, forthcoming).

"Seventh-day Adventists," in Oxford Companion to American History (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Work in Progress:

with Susan Rinehart, history of the Berrien County Historical Association (article)

with Calvin Edwards, Seeker After Light: A. F. Ballenger, Adventism, and American Christianity (submitted to Andrews University Press, May, 1998) (book)

Faith and History: A Christian Approach (book)

"A Thrice-Told Life: The Autobiographies of Ellen G. White" (article)

Ellen G. White: Adventism, Reform, and American Christianity (book)