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Dr. Clayton J. Drees

Dr. Clayton J. Drees

Professor of History Director of Faculty Mentoring

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Clay Drees earned his doctorate from the Claremont Graduate School in California in 1991 after having taught high school for seven years, including a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Dr. Drees is the Frank H. and Jane P. Batten Professor of History at Virginia Wesleyan, where he teaches courses in medieval and early modern European, African and Islamic history. He is the author of "Authority and Dissent in the English Church"(1997) and "The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal" (2001). Dr. Drees is currently working on a biography of Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester, King Henry VIII's ambassador and most trusted advisor.

Drees, Clayton. The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal: 1300-1500: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.

The Peace Corps Guy

Wesleyan professor of history Dr. Clay Drees learned a lot from "the toughest job you'll ever love." During this 50th anniversary year of the Peace Corps, he's keeping the volunteer...

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