Dr. C. David Dalton

David Dalton received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and he holds the Elizabeth Hoyt Clark Chair of Humanities and is Professor of History at College of the Ozarks where he has taught since 1988.  

Dr. Dalton has received several fellowships, including the Aspen Institute, the Virginia Historical Society and, most recently, from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for research at Yale University. He was the recipient of the 2000 Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in College Teaching and the 2009 Eugene Charles Wittick Teaching Excellence Award from College of the Ozarks. 

Dr. Dalton will address the Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks in May; his speech is entitled, "How Firm A Foundation:  The Denominational Schisms as a Prelude to Civil War."  He will also be the keynote speaker in June to the Missouri State Convention of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; his speech is entitled, "The Will of God Prevails:  Lincoln and the Southern Protestant Clergy During the Secession Crisis."  His latest research project includes a forthcoming publication entitled, “’He Died on the Field of Glory’:  Felix Zollicoffer and the Confederate Defeat at Mill Springs,” in Confederate Generals in the Western Theater by the University of Tennessee Press.

An avid golfer, Dr. Dalton is also known for his cooking prowess and love of gardening. 


Dr. Brad Pardue

Dr. Brad Pardue received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee.  Dr. Pardue joined the history department faculty at College of the Ozarks in 2014 where he is now an Assistant Professor of European History. 

Dr. Pardue is a specialist in Early Modern Europe, Church History, and the English Reformation and serves as a member of the editorial board for the book series “Studies in the History of Christian Traditions” published by Brill Academic Publishers.

His most recent publications include his book Printing, Power, and Piety: Appeals to the Public during the Early Years of the English Reformation (Brill, 2012)

Dr. Pardue’s hobbies include reading, hiking, swimming, and travelling. 


Dr. David Parrish

Dr. David Parrish joined the history department in 2014.  He received his PhD from the University of Glasgow. 

Before coming to College of the Ozarks, Dr. Parrish was a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, located in London, UK.  He is a specialist in early eighteenth century Britain and has presented papers at conferences in Paris, France, London, UK, and St. Andrews, UK. 

His publications include “‘Now the mask is taken off’: Jacobitism and Colonial New England, 1702-1727”, (forthcoming in Historical Research).

Dr. Parrish loves travelling, hiking, cooking, eating, and baseball. 



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