John Fea (Ph.D, Stony Brook University, 1999) is Associate Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Fea has written extensively for both scholarly and popular audiences.
He is the author of The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011) and co-editor of Confessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2010). He is currently working on projects related to religion and the American Revolution, Christianity and the study of the past, and the memory of a tea-burning in a small American town.
John's essays and reviews on the history of American culture have appeared in The Journal of American History, The William and Mary Quarterly, The Journal of the Early Republic, Explorations in Early American Culture, the New Pantagruel, The Cresset, and Common Place. He has also written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Daily News, Houston Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Harrisburg Patriot News, Salt Lake City Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and other newspapers. He blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.