Faculty | History, B.A.

Alicia Dewey

  • Chair, Department of History
  • Associate Professor of History

  • Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University
  • M.A., Southern Methodist University
  • B.A., Davidson College

Alicia Dewey received her Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University and has taught at Biola University since 2007. Her courses include the History of the American West; California History; American Democracy, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1800–77; the Rise of Modern America (1877–1920); Research Methods in History; the U.S. History Survey; and U.S. History since 1865. When she is not teaching,...

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Research Interests

  • U.S./Mexico Borderlands
  • American West
  • Business History
  • Environmental history/irrigation and water rights
  • Mexican-American History

Judith Mendelsohn Rood

  • Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A., Georgetown University
  • B.A., New College

Judith Mendelsohn Rood received her Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern History from the University of Chicago and her M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. She earned her B.A. at New College, an experimental liberal arts college modeled on the Oxford University curriculum, and did undergraduate and graduate work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rood was the first woman ever permitted...

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Evanson Wamagatta

  • Associate Professor of History

  • Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • M.A., University of Nairobi
  • B.A., University of Nairobi

Evanson Wamagatta has taught history at the University of Nairobi for about seven years. He also taught for four years as a graduate instructor at West Virginia University. In the 2001–02 academic year, he was a Visiting Lecturer at Biola University. He became a full time faculty in the fall of 2003.

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Research Interests

  • Missionary work - past and present

Daniel Christensen

  • Associate Professor of World History

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., University of California, Riverside
  • B.A., Crossroads College
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin

Daniel grew up Presbyterian in a small town in Minnesota, and came to faith in Christ at age 17. He worked in the summers for two Church of Christ churches during his years at Crossroads College, a Bible college in Rochester, Minnesota. He worked in banking and computers for a number of years, including manning a technical support phoneline for Microsoft operating systems (no easy task), and...

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Susan Lim

  • Assistant Professor of History

  • Ph.D. History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A. History, University of California, Berkeley

Susan Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of History & Political Science at Biola University. She received her bachelor’s degree in history at University of California, Berkeley and later earned her master’s and doctoral degree in history at University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research examines religious dissent in colonial New London, and...

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