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David Pedersen

Title: Assistant Professor of Humanities

Teaching Focus: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, History of English, Writing and Rhetoric, Western Civilization (Pre-Modern)

Education: B.A., University of Nebraska, 2005; M.S.Ed., Lehman College-CUNY, 2007; M.A., University of York, 2011; Ph.D., Fordham University, 2017


Dr. David Pedersen joined the faculty at College of the Ozarks in 2017, after teaching at Fordham University, Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY), and at two different high schools in the New York City Public Schools. He has published or is in the process of publishing essays on Old and Middle English literature and on the intersection of faith and education. All of his research engages the relationship between faith and imagination, and his current book project Wyrd-wise Christians: Conceiving Heroic Christianity explores uniquely heroic conceptions of Christianity in Old English wisdom literature.


Email: dpedersen@cofo.edu