Andrew H. Walsh
Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life
Trinity College
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
(860) 297-5354
Fax: (860) 297-5125


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts:

Ph.D. 1996 History of American Civilization
A.M. 1989 American History

Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, Connecticut

M.A.R. 1987 History of Christianity, cum laude

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut:

B.A. 1979 with honors in History



Title: "For Our City's Welfare: Building of a Protestant Establishment in Late Nineteenth Century Hartford"

Advisor: William R. Hutchison, Charles Warren Professor of American Religion

Readers: Professors. Stephan Thernstrom and John McGreevy



"Virginia Thrall Smith: Protestant Social Benevolence and the Formation of Connecticut's Child Welfare Bureaucracy in Late Nineteenth Century Hartford." Working Paper No. 183 of the Yale University Program on Non-Profit Organizations, February 1993.

"Missionary Involvement in the Hawaiian Revolution of 1893," in the United Church of Christ journal, New Conversations, Spring 1993

"The Orthodox Observer" for Mark Fackler and Charles H. Lippy, eds., Popular Religious Magazines of the United States, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1995)

Articles on Eastern Orthodoxy in the United States for Stephen J. Prothero, et. al., eds., An Encyclopedia of American Religious History, New York: Facts on File, 1996)



"Virginia Thrall Smith and Protestant Women's Benevolence in Late Nineteenth Century Hartford," Presented at the American Society of Church Historians, April 1993.

"Making a Professional Ministry: Chester D. Hartranft and Educational Reform at Hartford Theological Seminary, 1876-1900," Presented at the New England Religious Discussion Society, Hartford Seminary, October 1995.

Commentator on Kristin Hass’ Carried to the Wall: American Memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Presented at the Young Americanists Conference, Harvard University, January 1998.

"Catholic Assertions and Protestant Responses in Late Nineteenth Century Hartford," Presented at the New England Religion Discussion Society, Hartford Seminary, October 1999.

"Baseline Knowledge for Journalists and Journalism Instructors. Covering Religion in America," Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Phoenix, Arizona, August 9, 2000.

"Fashioning an American Orthodox Identity: The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the 1990s," Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Houston, Texas, October 19, 2000.



Harvard University: Harvard Graduate Fellowship: 1987-91; Eli Lilly Graduate Fellowship: 1987-1994.

Yale University: John D. Rockefeller 3rd Summer Doctoral Fellowship, Program on Nonprofit Organizations, 1991.

Trinity College, Fellow, Center for Collaborative Teaching and Research, Spring 1999



Harvard University: Danforth Center Prizes for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, 1989-90, 1990-91.

Yale University Divinity School: Mary Cady Tew Prize for Scholastic Excellence, 1987.

Trinity College: President's Fellow in History, 1979; Pi Gamma Mu Social Science Honor Society, 1978.



American religious history

History of Christianity, especially Orthodox Christianity

Ethnicity and religion in America

Urban and immigration history

Social scientific approaches to the study of religion, culture, and society



Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut:

Associate Director, Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, October 1997 to present.

Assist in the administration of the Center’s programs, especially its Pew Program on Religion and the News Media. I organize conferences and other academic activities and serve as managing editor of the Center’s magazine, Religion in the News, which reaches a national audience of journalists, academics, and others interested in news coverage of the religious dimensions of public life. In addition, I work on college committees, including strategic planning committees, and in 1999 chaired a faculty search committee that hired a senior professor in comparative urban studies.

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor
in Religion, History, and American Studies, Fall 1993 to present.

Developed and taught the following undergraduate courses:

The Eastern Orthodox Tradition
Religion in American Society
United States History Since 1865
The History of Hartford
Twentieth Century Perspectives on the City

I have also developed and taught introductory graduate courses in American Studies that focused on American cultural and religious history.

Harvard University:

Instructor, Harvard University Extension School, Fall 1992 and Fall 1993.

Tutor, Department of History, 1990-92

Teaching Fellow and Head Teaching Fellow for various undergraduate courses:1989-1993.



Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut:

Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, March 1996 to October 1997.

Chief grants writer for the College’s Development Office.

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Development Writer: Office of Public Relations: November 1993 to March 1996.

Prepared the case statement for the $100 million Trinity College Campaign, wrote speeches and other material for the College’s president, trustees, and other officials, organized and edited a series of development and campus publications.

The Hartford Courant: Hartford, Connecticut. 1979-1985.

I held a series of reporting positions ranging from reporter in a semi-rural town to suburban bureau chief to religion writer for New England’s third largest daily newspaper.


REFERENCES: Available on request