Title: Professor Emeritus of History and English Literature
Company: Messiah University
Location: Grantham, Pennsylvania, United States
E. Morris Sider, PhD, Professor Emeritus of History and English Literature at Messiah University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history and English literature.
Dr. Sider is a professor emeritus of history and English literature of Messiah University in Grantham, Pennsylvania, since 2000, previously teaching there for 37 years. Prior to this role, he was the principal of Niagara Christian College in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada from 1956 to 1958. In addition to this tenure, he was a publisher on the board of the Brethren in Christ Church from 1958 to 1961, a committee member of the Eastern Mennonite College and Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia, from 1990 to 1994, an executive board member of the Conference on Faith and History, the executive director for the Brethren in Christ Historical Society from 1994 to 1998 and the director of the Center for Brethren in Christ Studies from 1994 to 2000, among others. In preparation for his career, Dr. Sider pursued a formal education at Upland College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1952 and a Bachelor of Theology in 1953. He then attended the University of Western Ontario, where he received a Master of Arts in 1955, and the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he attained a PhD in 1966. He was also ordained to ministry through the Brethren in Christ Church in 1954.
A frequent editor, author and consultant in his field, Dr. Sider’s greatest accomplishment that he is most proud of is the quality of his teaching. He is also proud of some of his books, particularly the biographies that he has written. Furthermore, he is proud of the woman he chose to marry, who has allowed him to do the things that he has done. Active with the Canada Historic Association and the American Historical Association, Dr. Sider is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Having received numerous other accolades throughout his career, he most recently was honored with the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Center at Messiah University named in his honor in 2000. Moreover, he was selected for inclusion in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in Religion, and several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the East.
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