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DAVID HEIN is a humanities professor at Hood College, an affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute, and a trustee of the George C. Marshall Foundation.
Dr Hein was educated at St Paul's School (Brooklandville, MD), the University of Virginia, and the University of Chicago. At his undergraduate school, UVa, he was elected to membership in the Raven Society and Omicron Delta Kappa; he was, in addition, an Echols Scholar and a Lawn Resident. During the summer following his third undergraduate year, he was an English-Speaking Union Scholar at Oxford University, where he read British literature with the legendary tutor Dorothy Bednarowska.
His PhD thesis became the first of his ten books: "Essays on Lincoln's Faith and Politics" (coauthor with Hans J. Morgenthau; 1983), recently called a "pioneering" study in the Lincoln field by historian Mark Noll. An edited collection, "Religion and Politics in Maryland on the Eve of the Civil War: The Letters of W. Wilkins Davis" (rev. ed., 2009), won an award from the American Association for State and Local History. "The Episcopalians" (2004) was a selection of the History Book Club.
Dr Hein's writings also include more than 50 articles in the Journal of Military History, Modern Age, the Mississippi Quarterly, the Journal of Ecclesiastical History, ARMY, and other professional journals.
A well-known historian, David Hein has been interviewed by NBC News, the PBS NewsHour, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Associated Press, Religion News Service, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and other media outlets.
In 2000-01 and 2007-08, he served as an interim Dean of the Faculty. Twice he has received his institution's highest faculty award for scholarship and teaching.
In 2011 he was nominated and elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK) in recognition of his "original" and "significant" contributions to historical scholarship.
Professor Hein has delivered several endowed lectures, including the Jaak Seynaeve Memorial Lecture at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, in 2012.
In 2013 he accepted an invitation to become an Affiliated Scholar of the John Jay Institute, in Philadelphia, which sponsors programs in ethics and leadership. In 2014 he was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation, in Lexington, VA.