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Jill R. Fehleison

Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Quinnipiac University

Jill Fehleison is professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, and she has taught at Quinnipiac University since 2004. She received her Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. She is currently faculty director of General Education.

Dr. Fehleison has particular interest in curriculum and pedagogy, and she has presented widely and published on the importance of dynamic curriculum and pedagogies for maintaining student engagement and developing creative thinking. Her courses include many on premodern Europe (Renaissance, Reformation, Women, Witches, and Scotland), Colonial Latin America, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Her publications include the monograph, "Boundaries of Faith: Catholics and Protestants in the Diocese of Geneva" (2010 Truman State), and numerous articles and book chapters that explore Catholic/Protestant relations in the late Reformation in Savoy/Geneva/Scotland.

Her current research projects include: the emergence of religious tolerance in 16th century Europe, the forgotten women and caregivers of the Reformation, and teaching the Reformation. She is co-author of a Reacting to the Past game about peace negotiations during the French Wars of Religion with Amanda Eurich, Professor at Western Washington University.

She currently serves as the Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the Society for Reformation Research.


  • –present
    Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies , Quinnipiac University