Steven Edgington, Ph.D.
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences; Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1250
Office: Nutwood 340
- Ph.D., African History, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A., Social Science, California State University, Fullerton
- B.A., Social Science, Hope International University
- HIS2110 World History since 1500
- HIS3320 California History & Government
- HIS2305 U.S. History to 1865
- HIS2310 U.S. History since 1865
- SSC2200 American Government
- SSC3100 Social Science Theories
- HIS4900 History Seminar (rotating topics: Modern Southern Africa; America in the Kennedy-Johnson Years, 1961-69)
- Faculty Excellence Award, Hope International University, 2002
- American Historical Association
- Conference on Faith and History
- Colonial Zimbabwe
- Economic and Social History of Christian Missions in Africa
- 20th Century U.S. Civil Rights history
- California Political History, 1960s and 1970s
- Edgington, Steve D. "Urban School Desegregation: the De Jure-De Facto Distinction, Public Policy, and the Courts." M.A. Thesis, California State University, Fullerton.
- Edgington, Steven D. and Lawrence B. de Graaf, eds. The "Kitchen Cabinet": Four California Citizen-Advisors of Ronald Reagan. California State University, Fullerton Oral History Program, 1983.
- Edgington, Steven D. and Harvey P. Grody, eds. Legislative-Governor Relations in the Reagan Years: Five Views. California State University, Fullerton Oral History Project, 1983. (Authored the Introduction of this volume).
- Additional Oral History interviews on California government history published by the University of California, Los Angeles, including Evelle Younger, Philip Watson, Anthony Beilenson, and Yvonne Braithwaite Burke. 1983.
- Series of articles written in 1995 for the Anaheim Bulletin on topics in the history of the City of Anaheim, including articles on Helen Modjeska, the Ku Klux Klan in Anaheim, the Earthquake of 1933.
- Edgington, Steven D. "Economic and Social Dimensions of Mission Farms on the Mashonaland High Veld, 1890-1930s." Ph.D. Thesis, UCLA, 1996.
- Oral History interview with Art Torres, published by California State University, Fullerton. 2003.
"'A Goldwater Conservative, But Not Harsh'" paper presented for a session on "The New Conservatism: The Reagan Gubernatorial Years as Precursor" at the Oral History Association Meeting, October 24, 1986, Long Beach, California.
"Mission Farms on the Mashonaland High Veld, 1890-1930s" paper presented at the Pre- History Society, June 1989, Queen Victoria Museum, Harare, Zimbabwe.
"'A Stronger Hold Over the Boys': Social Control and Christian Missions in Colonial Zimbabwe" paper presented at the Far West Chapter, Conference on Faith and History Meeting, April 17, 1998, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.
"Appropriating Divine Favor: Cases in the History of Southern Africa" paper presented at the FarWest Chapter, Conference on Faith and History Meeting, April 12, 2002. Hope International University, Fullerton, California.
Basketball, Fastpitch Softball, Pleasure Reading, Classical Music, Theater, and travel:
- Europe, 1981: United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
- Europe, 1983: Led a group of 8 students in study travel for 38 days: U.K. (including an 8 day mini-course on "Religion in British Society"), France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland
- Zimbabwe, June-July 1987: United Kingdom, Zimbabwe , Zambia
- Zimbabwe, February- August 1989
- Zimbabwe, June-August 1990
- Poland, 1998: Co-led small group of students on trip to Belgium, Germany, Poland
- U.K., 2000: Cambridge, Norwich, London
PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT/ FAVORITE QUOTE/ SCRIPTURE/ PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:
I view my mission as helping students make important connections and form satisfying explanations through historical and social science inquiry.
"History doesn't repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes." - Mark Twain
Romans 12:1-2: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind . . ."