Ron Rittgers, Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies
Professor of History and Theology
College of Arts and Sciences - Room 354
Professor Rittgers joined the VU faculty in the fall of 2006 after having taught for seven years at Yale University. He is the first occupant of the Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies and also serves as Professor of History and Theology.
Professor Rittgers has received research grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Lilly Endowment, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. He has also served on the Governing Council of the American Society of Church History and was recently elected to the presidency of the American Society of Church History.
B.A. - Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 1987
The Theology of Martin Luther
History of Christian Spirituality
The Christian Tradition
Medieval and Early Modern/Reformation Europe