Michael Kelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of History


Contact Information:

Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., University of Oregon: History, English, minor in Medieval Studies
M.A., St. Louis University: Early Modern European History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame: Modern European History

Classes Taught

  • Late Antique and Medieval Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Modern Europe
  • Tudor/Stuart Britain
  • World War I
  • The Renaissance


Hiking, birding, following collegiate and professional football, English and Irish literature, film, choral singing

Areas of Expertise

Early modern Europe, British History, English Reformation, Church History

Professional Affiliations

I have presented research at various academic conferences in the United States and Canada; these have included the Midwest Renaissance Conference, Sixteenth Century Society Conference, and the International Medieval Congress. I am a member of the American Historical Association, American Society of Church History, Sixteenth Century Society, American Catholic Historical Association, and the Society for Reformation Research


Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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