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Beuttler, Fred, PhD

General Education
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Office: Research and Development House 201
Office Phone: 262-524-7660
B.A. – University of Illinois (Political Science)
M.A.  – Trinity International University  (History of Christianity)
Ph.D. – University of Chicago  (American History)
Areas of Specialization:
American political, intellectual, and religious history (emphasis on 20th century);
History of Congress, History of American Christianity
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Deputy Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-2010.

Associate University Historian, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998-2005.

Organizing an American Conscience: Science, Philosophy, Religion, and the Democratic Way of Life, (forthcoming, 2014).

“Moral Philosophy in a Social Scientific Age: A Proposal to Reintegrate the Undergraduate Curriculum,” in Christian Higher Education, 2012  v.11-2,  pp. 81-93.  

“Rendering to the Kaiser: Protestantism, Education, and the State in German History,” in International Handbook of Protestant Education, Wm. Jeynes and D. Robinson, eds.  New York: Springer, 2012.  

Jeynes, William & Beuttler, F. (2012). What Public and Private Schools Can Learn from One Another. Peabody Journal of Education, 87 (3), 265-304.

Co-author, A Brief History of the House Committee on Appropriations, 1867-2010, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives, December 2010.  

“History of Congress, 1877-1920,” and “James G. Blaine,” in Volume 4, “From the Gilded Age to the Age of Reform, 1878-1920,” Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010.  

“Matthew Brady,” in The Political Lincoln: An Encyclopedia, Paul Finkelman and Martin Hershock, eds., Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009.

“Conflict and Compromise in the Federalist Era: The House Debates the Jay Treaty, 1795-96,” Proceedings of the American Library Association, Documents to the People, Spring, 2008.  

“Modern American Missions, 1865-2000,” in The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions, Erwin Lutzer, Martin Klauber, Scott Manetsch, eds.  B & H Publishing Group, 2008.  

“Church and State in Civics Education: Teaching the Real Meaning of the First Amendment, in Christianity, Education, and Modern Society, W. Jeynes and E. Martinez, eds.  Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2007.  

“Failed Nerves and the Problem of Religion on the American Left, 1935-1962,” Intellectual News, publication of the International Society of Intellectual History, Winter 2006.  

"For the Welfare of Every Child”: A Brief History of the Institute for Juvenile Research," Institute for Juvenile Research, UIC, 2004.

“Envisioning an Urban University:  President David Henry and the Chicago Circle Campus of the University of Illinois, 1955-1975," in History of Higher Education Annual, Fall, 2004.  

"Revivalism in Suburbia: The 'Son City' Revival, 1972-78," in Embodying the Spirit: New Perspectives on American Revivalism, ed. by Michael J. McClymond, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.

Essays for Dictionary of American History, Stanley Kutler, ed. 2002;  essays on Right of Revolution, Endowed Foundations, Philanthropy, Encyclopedia, MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Pew Charitable Trusts, Mayo Foundation.  New York, Scribner’s, 2003.

The University of Illinois at Chicago:  A Pictorial History, by Fred W. Beuttler, Melvin H. Holli, and Robert V. Remini.  Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press, 2000.  

“For the World At Large: Intergroup Activities at the Jewish Theological Seminary,” in Jack Wertheimer, ed., Tradition Renewed: A History of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, JTSA, 1997.
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
“What does it mean to be Presbyterian?” Five -part lecture series on the History of Presbyterianism, for First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, Illinois, September-October, 2013.  

“Personality, Charisma and Coolness: Kennedy’s and Obama’s Appearance in Public and the Media,” invited lecture for Heesische Landeszentrale fuer politische Bildung and Jugendpresse Hessen, cosponsored by U.S. General Consulate, Frankfurt, in Wiesbaden, Germany, June, 2013.

"'Professionally Non-Partisan': Being a Public Historian in a Partisan Age," invited lecture at the Amerika-Institute, University of Munich, June, 2013.  

Fred Beuttler and Sue Lewis, “Creating a Comprehensive General Education Program: Implementing a Sustainable Process,” poster session for AAC&U Conference, Boston, MA, March 1, 2013.

“Congress, the Constitution, and the Democratic Process,” invited Constitution Day Lecture, Huntington College, Huntington, IN, September, 2012.

“UIC at Thirty,” Panel presentation for the Thirtieth Anniversary of the University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC, Chicago, September, 2012.

“American Congress: Broken Branch or Founder’s Intent?” invited guest lecture, FUBIS Fulbright Seminar, Freie Universitat,  Berlin, Germany.  July 2012.

“Religion and Contemporary American Politics,” invited Fulbright lecture, University of Rostock, Germany, May 2012.  

“One Party’s Politics are Always ‘Extreme’: Blaming the Minority in the Most Partisan Part of the American Political System,” invited presentation for the Doctoral Kolloquium, Seminar fuer Zeitgeschichte, University of Tuebingen, Germany, May 2012.  

“The Virtues of Congress,” for Presidential Scholars, U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, DC, June 2009, June 2010.  

“The Virtues of Congress,” invited lecture for the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, February 19, 2010.
Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Senior Lecturer, University of Tuebingen, BW Germany, summer 2012.

Local Societies Initiative for Science and Religion Dialogue, Three Year Grant from Metanexus, Institute and John Templeton Foundation, 2002-2005

American Scientific Affiliation/Templeton Foundation, Lecture Series, 2001

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