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.