College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Jennifer McNabb, Ph.D.

  • History

    Administrative Faculty - Department Head and Professor of History


    Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003

    M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1996

    B.A., Adrian College, 1994

    Research Interests

    Professor McNabb is a scholar of early modern England, and her research focuses on the legal and social processes of courtship and marriage during the Reformation. Her scholarship includes publications by The Sixteenth Century Journal, Women’s History, and Amsterdam University Press, and she is currently working on a book on medieval England for the University of Toronto Press. Her work in Renaissance and Reformation Europe led to the release of a 48-lecture series with the Great Courses titled Renaissance: The Transformation of the West (in summer 2018)She completed a Great Courses audio course with, "Witchcraft in the Western Tradition" (in September 2020), and another course, "Sex, Love, and Marriage in Medieval and Early Modern Europe" is forthcoming.

    Teaching Interests

    Professor McNabb teaches courses in medieval and early modern Europe and the history of England as well as Humanities II in the Liberal Arts Core. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate seminars on the history of witchcraft in Europe and America. Her teaching has garnered her numerous teaching awards at several institutions.