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History, Politics & Society

Faculty: Katherine Parsons

Katherine A. Parsons
Assistant Professor of History
kparsons@lasierra.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. candidate: History, University of California, Riverside, 2007 - Present.
Research Field: Early Modern England
Complimentary Field: Imperial Russia
Teaching Field: Early Modern World

M.Phil.: Early Modern History, University of Cambridge 2005-2006.

Minor: French, Salève Adventist University, 2004-2005.

B.A.: History and English Literature (Completed Honors Program), La Sierra University, 2000-2004.

Language: Advanced French, Alliance Française in Paris, France, 2003.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/PUBLICATIONS

May 2013: Currently writing my doctoral dissertation "Sir Thomas White's Dream: St. John's College, Oxford, the Merchant Taylors of London, and the Reformation."

May 2013: Working on an edition of sixteenth century letters by Elizabeth I's Master of the Rolls, Sir William Cordell, for the Oxford Historical Society to be published by Boydell Press.

October 2012: Presented "The Travel Narrative of Sir Thomas Smythe" at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference

September 2012:Presented "The Pen is the Piece that Shootes': The Printing of London's Ministersin Elizabethan and Jacobean England at the Western Conference of British Studies"

May 2004: "The Priorities of a Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Huguenots"
-Presented to the La Sierra University Honors Program and School of Religion during Research Emphasis Week

May 2004: "A Few Last Words"
-Invited speaker during the La Sierra University Week of Spiritual Emphasis

April 2004: Contemporary Political Rhetoric with a Classic Twist: Applying Plato and Aristotle to the Speeches of Modern Politicians
-Presented at the International English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta) Annual Conference
-Organized and moderated the panel entitled "Contemporary Political Rhetoric with a Classic Twist"

October 2004: "Finding God in London"
-Invited speaker for the Honors Program Annual Vespers

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

July 2010-Present: La Sierra University, Department of History, Politics, and Society
Assistant Professor

Sept 2008-Present: University of California Riverside, Department of History
Teaching Assistant

July 2007-Present: Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions
Writing Assessment Instructor

September 2006-Present: Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions
Portfolio Instructor

September 2006-2010: La Sierra University, Department of History, Politics, and Society
Adjunct Professor

August 2006-Present: Loma Linda University, School of Allied Health Professions
Computer Applications Instructor

September 2002-August 2004, Summer 2005 & 2006: La Sierra University, Department of History, Politics, and Society
Teaching/Administrative Assistant

September 2002-June 2004: La Sierra University, Department of History, Politics, and Society
Departmental Newsletter Editor

September 2002-August 2004: La Sierra University, Department of History, Politics, and Society
Research Assistant to Dr. Jeffery N. Dupée

AWARDS/HONORS

2007
-University of California, Riverside Graduate Division Fellowship

2005
-Completion of the Accès au Diplôme Avancé Langue Française
-Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland Annual Scholarship

2004
-LSU Department of History, Politics, and Society Senior of the Year
-LSU Department of English and Communications Senior of the Year
-Who's Who in American Scholars

Contact Us

Department of History, Politics, and Society
La Sierra University,
4500 Riverwalk Parkway,
Riverside, CA 92515

 

Andrew Howe
ahowe@lasierra.edu
(951) 785-2065

 

Office Location:
La Sierra Hall
Room 302

 

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

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