College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Benton Gates

Dr. Benton Gates

Benton Gates, Continuing Lecturer
Office: Walb Union, 235
Office Hours: By Appointment.
Phone: 260-481-6992

Ben Gates received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1996.  He also earned his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California in 1986.  Ben teaches courses through Continuing Studies and was awarded the IPFW Continuing Studies Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007. He presented the paper, “‘Novanglian Cant:’ The Missionary Ordeal of Matthew Graves,” at the 1996 Spring Conference of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies at Florida State University.   He is also the Campus Minister at IPFW.


Research Interests:

colonial America, American religious, American Constitutional and Supreme Court, American Sports



A Review of The Devil’s Book: Charles I, The Book of Sports and Puritanism in Tudor and Early Stuart England by Alistair Dougall in Anglican and Episcopal History (review done in December, 2012), yet to be published.

A Review of Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World by Sam W. Haynes in Anglican and Episcopal History(June, 2015).

A Review of Julian of Norwich: A Contemplative Biography by Amy Frykholm in Anglican and Episcopal History, Volume 81:4 (December, 2012).

A Review of Dissenting Bodies: Corporealities in Early New England by Martha L. Finch in Anglican and Episcopal History, Volume 80:3 (September, 2011).

A Review of Three Centuries of Mission: The United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel 1701-2000 by Daniel O’Connor and others in Anglican and Episcopal History, Volume 72:2 (June, 2003).

A Review of The Church Mission Society and World Christianity, 1799-1999, Kevin Ward and Brian Stanley, eds., in Anglican and Episcopal History, Volume 70:4 (December 2001) pp. 508-509.2

A Review of The Hidden Revolutionary War Land Grants in the Tennessee Military Reservation by Shirley Hollis Rice in The Tennessee Librarian, Volume 45:1 (Winter 1993) pp. 33-34.



Fall 2017

-HIST A377 History of American Sports

-HIST A378 American Constitutional History

-HIST H113 Western Civilization to 1500

-HIST H114 European History 1500-Present

Spring 2018

-HIST A377 History of American Sports

-HIST H106 American History Since 1877

-HIST H113 Western Civilization to 1500

-HIST H114 European History 1500 to Present