Charity Rakestraw is a historian of religion in America. She earned her PhD from the University of Alabama and is the author of Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South (published as Charity R. Carney, LSU Press, 2011). She is currently publishing and presenting on the history of American megachurches. Her essays and articles have appeared in collections produced by major university presses and in academic journals. She has taught or served in leadership positions in higher education for over ten years and currently is a Manager of World History and Geography Faculty at Western Governors University. Having completed her MEd in Instructional Design in 2019, Charity is also interested in finding ways to use technology and creative design principles to make history relevant to learners in an online environment. Please contact her about her research, higher ed leadership, and online curriculum and instruction.