POSITION: Associate Professor of History & Intercultural Studies
School of Theology, Humanities and Performing Arts
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 228
PHONE: (540) 432-4265
David Evans is Associate Professor of history and intercultural studies and the director of Cross Cultural Programs at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. His teaching and research focus on the braided identity categories of race, religion, and nation. He is the co-editor of Between the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Christianity. Dr. Evans is currently working on a book project that explores the work of Dorothy Day, Clarence Jordan, and Ralph Templin in the context of the long Black Freedom Movement entitled, Damned Whiteness: How White Christian Allies Failed the Black Freedom Movement.
In concert with his teaching and scholarship, David practices a local “eco-lutionary” lifestyle that promotes a sustainable future for the diverse people of the Shenandoah Valley Watershed. Dr. Evans has worked in a variety of social service environments: While living in Washington, DC, David was the Junior/Senior High Director of an out-of-school time program on Capitol Hill. Later he served as Community Development Resource coordinator with MCC East Coast. Finally, he was co-pastor of Boonton United Methodist Church in New Jersey.
BA, Spring Arbor College (Christian Ministries)
MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary (History of Christianity)
MPHIL, Drew University (Historical Studies)
PHD, Drew University Graduate Division of Religion (Historical Studies)