Righting America

A forum for scholarly conversation about Christianity, culture, and politics in the US

William Vance Trollinger, Jr.

Professor, University of Dayton

William Vance Trollinger, Jr. is Professor of History in the History and Religious Studies Departments at the University of Dayton, and Director of UD’s Core Integrated Studies Program. His research interests include U.S. evangelicalism and fundamentalism, Protestant print culture, creationism, the Christian Right, and the Ku Klux Klan. His books include God’s Empire: William Bell Riley and Midwestern Fundamentalism and, most recently, Righting America at the Creation Museum (with Susan Trollinger), which was selected as a 2016 Times Higher Education (UK) Book of the Week. He received UD’s 2017 Alumni Award in Teaching, and his American Catholic Studies article, “Hearing the Silence: The University of Dayton, the Ku Klux Klan, and Catholic Universities in the 1920s,” won the 2014 Catholic Press Award for best essay in a scholarly magazine.