Gary Ferngren
Professor of History
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
Length of service: 
50 years

Gary Ferngren is Professor of History at Oregon State University, where he has taught ancient history (Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome) since 1970. He has received many university awards for his teaching: Elizabeth P. Ritchie Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1974; Sandy and Elva Sanders Eminent Professor, University Honors College, 2011; and Professor of the History of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, 2014-2018. He was elected a Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion in Cambridge, England.  His publications include The History of Science and Religion in the Western Tradition (Taylor and Francis, 2001); Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002, 2017); Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity (JHUP, 2008); Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction (JHUP, 2014); and (with Ekaterina Lomperis) Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion (JHUP, 2017).