Tusculum College Campus Directory

Pearson, Benjamin  (Dr.)

Assistant Professor of History

Email: bpearson@tusculum.edu
Campus Phone: Ext. 5009
Campus Mail: P.O. Box 5008
Office: Knoxville Regional Center
Department: Faculty
Campus or Site Location: Knoxville

Dr. Pearson came to Tusculum in 2009.  He received his B.A. in History and Philosophy from Wheaton College in Illinois.  He received his MA and PhD in Modern European History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dr. Pearson specializes in Modern European and Modern German History.  He also teaches courses in Western and world history, U.S. History, and historiography.


Dr. Pearson carried out dissertation research in Germany as a fellow of the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies.  He has also been the recipient of two Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.  He has published articles on the role of German Protestants in postwar West German politics and on the globalization of the German Protestant churches during the 1960s-1970s.  He is currently in the process of revising his dissertation into a book manuscript titled: “Faith in Democracy: The Kirchentag and the Political Re-Formation of West German Protestantism, 1945-1973.”


When he is not teaching or carrying out historical research, Dr. Pearson enjoys reading, watching TV and movies, travelling, cooking, and spending time with his family.