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Robert Spinney, Ph.D.

Director of Distance Learning
Associate Professor of History

Educational Background:
Ph.D. in History, Vanderbilt University
M.A. in History, Vanderbilt University
B.A. in Government and History, Harvard University

Time at PHC: 2004 to present

Dr. Robert Spinney teaches American history courses on Patrick Henry College’s Purcellville campus and also serves as Director of Distance Learning. In addition to ministering as a pastor for six years, he has taught at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL), Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN). He has published two academic history books: a comprehensive history of Chicago and a history of Nashville during World War II. He has also published numerous ministry-related booklets, among them Did God Create Sports Also? Thinking Christianly About Sports, Peeking Into the Devil’s Playbook: Satan’s Strategies for Tempting Christians to Sin, and Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? Thinking Biblically About the Problem of Sin in Our World.