Suzanne Geissler Bowles

Dr. Suzanne Geissler Bowles


: Atrium 211
Phone: 973-720-2719
Area Specialization: US Colonial and Early National, American Religion


Suzanne Bowles received her Ph.D. in History from Syracuse University.  Her most recent book is God and Sea Power: The Influence of Religion on Alfred Thayer Mahan (Naval Institute Press, 2015) which analyses the role Christian faith played in the thought and writings of the great naval historian and advocate of Sea Power.  Her previous books include Jonathan Edwards to Aaron Burr, Jr. (Edwin Mellen Press, 1981),  Lutheranism and Anglicanism in Colonial New Jersey  (Edwin Mellen Press, 1988), and “A Widening Sphere of Usefulness”: Newark Academy, 1774-1993 (Phoenix Publishing, 1993).