Caitlin Corning

Caitlin Corning, PhD

Chair, Department of History and Politics

Professor of History



PhD, University of Leeds

Caitlin Corning is a professor of history and serves as chair of the Department of History and Politics. She has been at George Fox since 1996. She received a BA in history and Latin from Seattle Pacific University, an MA in Medieval studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds, and a PhD in early Medieval history from the University of Leeds.

World History, A Short Visual Introduction

Her specialties include early Medieval church history, specifically the relationship between the Roman and Celtic traditions in the sixth to eighth centuries. She also has interests in Late Antiquity and sub-Roman Britain as well as the modern controversy surrounding the dating of Easter. Caitlin's newest book, World History, A Short Visual Introduction, was published by Fortress Press in 2015.

Caitlin was the chair of the Department of History and Political Science from 2000 to 2005 and was the university's 2002 recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. She is also an associate editor of Occasional Papers of Religion in Eastern Europe .

Caitlin teaches the following courses:

Western Civilization to 1648
Western Civilization from 1648
Classical Greece and Rome
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation Europe
England to 1688
Modern Middle East
Modern Russia
Introduction to Public History
Christian Foundations