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About John B. Roney

John B. Roney is Professor of History at Sacred Heart University. Prior to joining the faculty in 1990, Dr. Roney taught at Redeemer University College and Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario.
Treasurer for the New England American Conference for Irish Studies. Member of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Irish Environmental History Network, International Maritime Economic History Association, Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Zeegeschiedenis, North Atlantic Fisheries History Association, American Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the Conference on Faith and History (past executive officer), and Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society. 
Faculty advisor for Celtic Club and Men's Ice Hockey team.
BA from King's College in 1975
MA from Wheaton College in 1980
PhD from the University of Toronto in 1989
Teaching responsibilities:
Western European History
Research interests: Early modern to modern France, Switzerland, Low Countries, and Ireland; Historiography (Reformation, Calvinism, Catholicism, Romanticism, French Revolutionary Europe, theories and approaches to history); Religion and society in Europe.


1990 Present Professor History, Sacred Heart University

Curriculum Vitae


  • Western European History


1989 Ph.D., University of Toronto
1980 M.A., Wheaton College
1975 B.A., King's College

Contact Information

History Department
Academic Bldg HC212-J 
College of Arts and Sciences 


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Books (4)

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Book Reviews (23)