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Sharyl Corrado Faculty Profile

Sharyl Corrado

Associate Professor of History
Humanities/Teacher Education Division, Seaver College
CAC 110


  • PhD, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
  • MA, Educational Ministries, Wheaton College, 2000
  • BA, Linguistics, Northwestern University, 1993, with departmental honors


Published Research

  • "The Monster in the Corner of the Map: Russian Visitors Describe Nature on Sakhalin Island (1850-1905)," Environment and History 26, no. 4 (Nov. 2020), 461-493. https://doi.org/10.3197/096734019X15463432086900.
  • Maier, E. K. “Sakhalinskie Pis’ma E. K Maier” [The Sakhalin Letters of Jenny de Mayer], edited with introduction and annotation by Sharyl Corrado, Vestnik Sakhalinskogo muzeia 2020, no. 2, 101-124. (in Russian)
  • "'The Highest Limit of Statesmanship': Ritterian Geography and Russian Exploration of the Amur River Basin, 1849-1853," Sibirica: Journal of Siberian Studies 14, no. 2 (Summer 2015), 1-28.
  • "A Land Divided: Sakhalin and the Amur Expedition of G.I. Nevel'skoi, 1848-1855," Journal of Historical Geography 45 (July 2014), 70-81.
  • "Sakhalinskaia katorga i mezhdunarodnaia tiuremnaia reforma" [Sakhalin Penal Servitude and International Prison Reform]. In A.P. Chekhov i Sakhalin—vzgliad iz XXI-go stoletiia [A.P. Chekhov and Sakhalin--A View from the 21st Century], ed. M.S. Vysokov, 35-42. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, 2011.
  • Co-edited with Toivo Pilli. Eastern European Baptist History: New Perspectives. Prague: International Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007.
  • "The Gospel in Society: Pashkovite Social Outreach in Late Imperial Russia." In Eastern European Baptist History: New Perspectives, ed. by Sharyl Corrado and Toivo Pilli, 52-70. Prague: IBTS, 2007.
  • Filosofiia sluzheniia polkovnika V.A. Pashkova [The Philosophy of Ministry of Colonel V.A. Pashkov]. Translated by M.S. Karetnikova. St. Petersburg: Bibliia dlia vsekh, 2005.

Essays and Book Reviews

  • Review of: V.A. Pashkov (1831-1902), Zhizn' i sluzhenie [V.A. Pashkov: Life and Ministry], by Filipp Nikitin. Stone Campbell Journal, forthcoming.

  • “Responding to Robert Orsi’s Abundant History,” Fides et Historia 51, no. 2 (2019), 153-156.

  • Review of Ministries of Compassion Among Russian Evangelicals, 1905-1929, by Mary Raber. Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe 36, no. 5 (2016), 96-100. Available here
  • Review of On the Edge: Baptists and Other Free Church Evangelicals in Tsarist Russia, 1855-1917, by Albert W. Wardin, Jr. East-West Church & Ministry Report 22, no. 4 (Fall 2014). Available here
  • Review of Russian America: An Overseas Colony of a Continental Empire, 1804-1867, by Ilya Vinkovetsky. Ab Imperio (August 2012).
  • Review of California Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1848, comp., trans., and ed. by James R. Gibson. Historical Geography: An Annual Journal of Research, Commentary, and Reviews 42 (2014).
  • Cross-Disciplinary Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research award. Supported collaborative faculty-student research), Summer 2021.
  • Seaver Research Council Grant, Pepperdine University. May 2020. For collection and transcription of the letters of missionary Jenny de Mayer. 
  • Dean's Research Council Grant, Pepperdine University. For archival research in Switzerland, Summer 2019.
  • Title VIII Travel Grant and Research Stipend for the Summer Research Laboratory in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Illinois. June 2018; Summer 2020 and 2021 (conducted virtually due to Covid-19).
  • Pepperdine University Information Technology Grant for Faculty. 2014. For research on the use of Audience Response Systems in large lecture classes. With Dan Morrison and Elizabeth Essary.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. In residence at the Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. June-Dec. 2012
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award (DDRA), 2004-2005


  • Russian History
  • Modern European History
  • Historical Geography
  • Environmental History
  • Cross-Cultural Encounters
  • Popular Religion


  • Global Environmental History
  • Imperialism and Colonialism
  • Nineteenth-Century Europe
  • Twentieth-Century Europe
  • Western Culture III