Faculty / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Douglas J. Cremer

Professor, History and Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Douglas J. Cremer has more than thirty years of experience as an educator in Southern California with twelve years as an academic dean and seven as a department chair, with extensive travel and teaching experience in several European countries (France, Germany, Italy, and Spain) and in China.

He is current in contemporary areas of world history, politics, philosophy, religious studies, theology, and education. He also has more than thirty years of experience as a lay minister and seven years as an ordained permanent deacon in the Catholic Church with experience in sacramental preparation, youth ministry, religious education, adult faith formation, ecumenical relations, scripture studies, and liturgy.

His teaching and research interests are in European and Asian intellectual, political, and social history, specifically German, Russian, and Chinese history, both ancient and modern, modern European continental philosophy, contemporary theories of race, gender, political violence, and terrorism, labor and women’s history, modern Catholic and Christian theology and history, and contemporary higher education pedagogical and study abroad strategies. His recent seminars include studies of racism, slavery, civil war, terrorism, and pandemics.

His writings and reviews have been published in The European Legacy, Worship, Catholic Historical Review, Journal of Church and State, Journal of the History of Ideas and America: the Jesuit Review. His most recent works include studies of liturgical leadership and community, patriarchy and religion, workplace wellbeing, Catholic feminism, and justice and reconciliation in the Catholic church.


BA, History, University of California, Riverside (1980)
MA, History, University of California, Riverside (1985)
PhD, History, University of California, San Diego (1993)
MA, Theology, Loyola Marymount University (2020)


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