Matt Millsap

Accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of American History at Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, Idaho).

  • Ph.D. in History, Baylor University, 2019
  • M.A. American History, University of Central Arkansas
  • B.A. History, University of Central Arkansas
Research Interests

My general area of interest is eighteenth-century American religious and intellectual history with a focus on the intersection of Protestantism and enlightenment thought. Currently, my dissertation examines how the idea of natural religion informed Protestant debates on imperial and revolutionary politics, missions, notions of the family, and the possibility of religious truth deriving from non-Christian faiths. Broadly speaking, I most enjoy uncovering how transatlantic networks and cross-cultural interactions shaped Christian theology and practice in Colonial and Revolutionary America.


Unity in Christ and Country: American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758-1801. By William Harrison Taylor.” The Journal of Southern Religion vol. 19 (2017).

Biblia Americana: Volume 4, Ezra-Psalms by Cotton Mather. With Introduction and Annotations by Harry Clark Maddux.” Early American Literature vol. 51, no. 2 (2016):     526-528.

Curriculum Vitae

Matt Millsap CV

Other Information

For three years I was privileged to serve as a Graduate Fellow at the Academy for Teaching and Learning. My dual role as an editor for its annual publication and as a research assistant cultivated an appreciation for developing not only as a historian but as a teacher. Alongside my interest in eighteenth-century American intellectual and religious history, I hope to continue my work in the scholarship of teaching and learning.