Reschly, Steven D. 1953-

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RESCHLY, Steven D. 1953-


Born October 12, 1953, in Washington, IA; son of Glen (in construction business) and Verda C. (a homemaker) Reschly; married Nancy Rediger, August 25, 1972 (divorced March 11, 1999); married Martha Lynn Adams Rose, July 11, 2000; children: (first marriage) Leah, Joel and Jessica (twins). Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Goshen College, B.A., 1976; Goshen Biblical Seminary, M.Div., 1981; University of Northern Iowa, M.A., 1987; University of Iowa, Ph.D., 1994. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Mennonite. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, study abroad.


Office—Department of History, Division of Social Science, Truman State University, 100 East Normal St., Kirksville, MO 63501-4221. E-mail—[email protected].


Farmer and maintenance worked in Limburg and Karlsruhe, Germany, 1977-78; worked as a Mennonite minister; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, instructor in humanities, 1993; Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, MO, visiting assistant professor of history, 1994-95; Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, assistant professor, 1995-2000, associate professor of history, 2000—, board member of Women's Resource Center, 1995—. Elizabethtown College, guest lecturer at Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, 1993, 1995; Kirkwood Community College, adjunct instructor, 1994; Yale University, speaker at Pew Fellows Conference, 1997; University of Maryland—College Park, speaker at Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, 1997; guest speaker at other institutions, including Luther College and University of Northern Iowa. Newberry Seminar in Rural History, member of planning committee, 1990-95; H-Net International Committee, member, 2000—.


American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Agricultural History Society, Rural Women's Studies Association, Social Science History Association (cochair of Rural Network, 1996-98), Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, Women's and Gender Historians of the Midwest (member of executive committee, 2001—), Western Historical Association.


Grants from Gerald F. Ford Foundation, 1991, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1993-94, and Mennonite Historical Society, 1997; Outstanding Publication Award, Communal Studies Association, for The Amish on the Iowa Prairie, 1840 to 1910.


The Amish on the Iowa Prairie, 1840 to 1910, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2000.

(Editor, with Kimberly D. Schmidt and Diane Zimmerman Umble, and contributor) Strangers at Home: Amish and Mennonite Women in History, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2002.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Mennonite Studies and Agricultural History. Member of board of editors, Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History, 1995—; member of editorial council, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, 2002—.


Research on consumer culture in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the 1930s.



Utopian Studies, winter, 2001, Gene Burd, review of The Amish on the Iowa Prairie, 1840 to 1910, p. 238.