Elesha J. Coffman

Assistant Professor for History
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Office Hours

T 3:30-5:00p.m., W 2:00-5:00p.m., or by appointment.


American intellectual history, American religion, print culture


Duke University, PhD, 2008

Duke University, MA, 2006

Wheaton College (IL), BA summa cum laude, 1997

Selected Academic Publications
  • The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • “The Measure of a Magazine: Assessing the Influence of The Christian Century”

    Religion and American Culture 22.1 (Winter 2012)

  • "The Chicago Call and Responses,” in Evangelicals and the Early Church, ed. George Kalantzis (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011)
  • “The ‘Religious Issue’ in 1928, 1960, and 2004” American Catholic Studies 119.4 (Winter 2008)
Selected Reviews and Articles
Current Research

As of summer 2016, I have book chapters in process on Billy Graham and media, the business of ecumenism, the Bible and the mainline denominations, and print media in American religious history. I have also just started a book-length study of the spiritual life of Margaret Mead.

Courses Taught at Baylor
  • HIS 2366 History of the United States since 1877
  • HIS 4395 History of American Thought, 1630-1859
  • HIS 4396 History of American Thought, 1859 to Present

A downloable link to my C.V. can be found by clicking here.