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Joshua Ward Jeffery
Joshua Ward Jeffery is a historian, religious studies scholar, and educator. Josh currently teaches courses in United States History and Government at a boarding school in the Southwestern United States.
Josh’s research, broadly defined, focuses upon issues of religion and politics. In his historical work, Josh examines the relationship between religion and warfare, and specifically upon World War I America. In his religious studies work, Josh studies the history and theology of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. In his educational work, Josh is interested in Curriculum Studies, and specifically in the philosophy, history, and anthropology of Social Studies Education.
Josh holds an Associate of Arts degree from Clackamas Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Warner Pacific College, a Master of Theological Studies degree in Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Tennessee.
Before academia, Josh worked in law enforcement for about fifteen years. For ten years, Josh worked for the City of Portland, Oregon, and for six years was the Ranger Sergeant in charge of protecting the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit, the chief water supply area for the city. Josh’s duties included supervising and performing law enforcement, structural and wildland firefighting, emergency medical response, hazmat, emergency dispatching, search and rescue, and emergency management.