Faculty Profile

Robert Elder, Lecturer in the Humanities

Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow

Linwood House
219-464-5367
robert.elder@valpo.edu

Website

http://www.valpo.edu/christcollege/faculty/lillyfellows.php


Biography

Robert Elder received his BA summa cum laude in history and English from Clemson University, where he also received his MA. He expects to receive his PhD in history from Emory University in May 2011. His doctoral dissertation, "Southern Saints and Sacred Honor: Evangelicalism, Honor, Community, and the Self in South Carolina and Georgia, 1784-1860," examines the influence of honor culture on the rise of evangelical religion in the American South in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.