Stewart Davenport is Associate Professor of History at Pepperdine University. His research focuses on American history, religion and economics. He taught at Yale University and Connecticut College before joining Pepperdine University, and he is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Pew Dissertation Fellowship in American Religious History and the Una Baillou Briton Memorial Fellowship, Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from Princeton University.