Associate Professor and Chair of History
Director of Medieval Studies
Phil Adamo received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University at Albany (SUNY) and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval History (2000) from The Ohio State University. As a graduate student, he received several teaching awards, including the Provost’s Teaching Fellowship, and the Clio Award for Outstanding Teaching in History. In 2006, he received Augsburg’s Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning.
Phil’s research concerns the thirteenth-century, French monastic order known as the Caulites. His dissertation on the formation of the Caulite Order won the Ohio Academy of History Dissertation Award in 2001. His book, New Monks in Old Habits: The Formation of the Caulite Monastic Order, 1193-1267, is forthcoming from the Pontifical Institute of Medieaval Studies in Toronto. He collaborated with Joseph H. Lynch on the second edition of The Medieval Church: A Brief History, forthcoming from Pearson/Longman in London. He has also published articles and/or reviews in Cîteaux; Teaching History; Revue Mabillon; The Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage; The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writings; and the customizable class reader Exploring the European Past.
Phil is the Director of Medieval Studies at Augsburg, and serves as faculty adviser to the Goliard Society of Medievalists, a student club that sponsors a variety of activities, from field trips to historic sites to attendance at medieval plays and festivals. He is also the Director of Medieval Minnesota, a summer camp at Augsburg College.
- B.A. SUNY-Albany
- M.A. Ohio State University
- Ph.D. Ohio State University