David Hendon, Ph.D., Director Emeritus

David Hendon was born in Atlanta, Georgia, September 11, 1947. After attending public school he went on to earn his B.A. in history at Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D.at Emory University in 1976. Between 1970 and 1972, he served with the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. He spent most of 1974 in Munich researching his dissertation on the politics of German Catholics. He joined the Baylor faculty in 1977. In addition to publishing in Geman history, Hendon has served for many years as the associate editor of the journal "Central European History." He is on the editoral board of the "Journal of Church and States" and writes the international section of "Church-State Notes" for each issue. Between 1993 and 1999, he served as director of graduate study in history. He helped pioneer the world history program at Baylor and serves on the editorial board of the online journal "World History Connected." He also writes the "European History Newsletter" for the Euopean History Section of the Southern Historical Association. He has taught in the BIC since its beginning in 1995 and has directed the program since 1998.

Dr. Hendon enjoys travel and spent a year as exchange professor to Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1980-81. He has participated in summer abroad programs in Vienna five times and in London four times. He enjoys cooking and driving his new hybrid automobile, a Toyotat Prius.