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About Richard P. Tison, Ph.D.

Dr. Tison served as an assistant professor of history at Cedarville University through the 2016-2017 academic year. He completed his undergraduate work at Oakland University (1994), where he majored in English and minored in Political Science. Dr. Tison’s M.A (1999) from Baylor University is in an interdisciplinary field of study (Church-State Studies) focusing on First Amendment legal history. Dr. Tison’s Ph.D (2008) from the University of Oklahoma is in intellectual history/history of science. Prior to teaching at Cedarville, he taught in the Texas A&M University system (Corpus Christi and Kingsville campuses). Dr. Tison taught History of Civilizations and the Teaching Social Studies Methods.


Research Interests

Christian Apologetics, Science and Religion Issues, and Intellectual History

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  • Politics and American Culture
  • History of Civilization I & II
  • The Age of Reason
  • 18th & 19th Century Europe - Continuity and Change
  • Making of the Modern Mind I & II
  • Science & Religion: Middle Ages to Darwin
  • Teaching Social Studies: Adolescent and Young Adult
  • Clinical Teaching in the Social Sciences


Dissertation (1)

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Encyclopedia Entries (2)

Essays (1)

Book Reviews (1)

Conference Presentations (1)

Local Presentations (2)

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