faculty

Richard Pointer, Ph.D.

Professor of History
(805) 565-6787

Office Location

Deane Hall 207

Office Available

Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Thursday 1:15  - 3:00 pm

Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
 

Specialization(s)

Colonial and Revolutionary America, Native American history, Religion in America
 

Biography/Details

Dr. Pointer graduated from Houghton College and earned his master’s degree and doctorate at Johns Hopkins University. He came to Westmont in 1994. His books include Protestant Pluralism and the New York Experience; A Study of Eighteenth-Century Religious Diversity and Encounters of the Spirit: Native Americans and European Colonial Religion. He won an award for an article he wrote for New York History. He has been president and vice-president of the Conference on Faith and History and an associate editor for the Christian Scholar’s Review. He received the Teacher of the Year Award for Social Sciences three times and was the first recipient of the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Social Science.