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Joel Davis

Assistant Professor of History Department of History College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences
Office: George R. White Library & Learning Center 315G Phone: 503-493-6220
Ph.D. History, University of Missouri, 2007
M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 1999
B.A. History and German, Oklahoma City University, 1998

Joel Davis teaches a wide variety of classes at Concordia. In addition to General Education courses in the Humanities, he teaches about the modern history of Russia, the Middle East, Asia, and Germany. He also teaches survey courses on European History. Joel is currently revising his dissertation, entitled Rebuilding the Soul: Churches and Religion in Bavaria 1945-1960. Employing a specifically cross-confessional framework, he examines how the Lutheran and Catholic churches in West Germany sought to reinvigorate Christian traditions and deepen religious involvement after World War II.