Julie Neuffer earned her Ph.D. in American history from Washington State University in 2007. She currently teaches American history and religion at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. Her primary areas of expertise are 20th century American history, women’s history, and American Christianity.
She earned her Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and her Bachelor of Arts in History and Religion from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington
Neuffer has been teaching at the college level for over 17 years. Her history courses include: American History, American Popular Culture, Women’s History and Western Civilization. She has also taught religion courses in: American Church History, Christian Diversity, The History of Christian Spirituality, and The Rise of Christian Fundamentalism in America.
In addition to authoring Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement, Julie has often been invited to write reviews for other academic publications. To see a selection of her reviews click here. She is currently working on her second book.
A dynamic and popular speaker, Julie has presented papers and given lectures at over a dozen prestigious academic gatherings. Titles for some of her topics are: “In Search of the Perfect Woman: The Culture of the American Family During the Cold War Years,” “Visions of a New World: Women’s Leadership in New American Religions,” “Fascinating Womanhood: Politics and Religion in the ‘Other’ Women’s Movement,” and “The Power of Holy Women: Religion’s Influence in Women’s Social Reform Movements.” Most recently, she has been awarded the Mormon History Association’s Prize for Best Biography at the 50th Anniversary MHA meeting in Provo, Utah. To inquire about Dr. Neuffer’s availability to present at your upcoming professional or academic event, please click here.
Julie Neuffer is involved in a variety of organizations focused on excellence in teaching, fostering student success, and ongoing professional development through lifelong learning.