Faculty Profile
Dr. Ben M. Cater

Assistant Professor
History Department

Dr. Ben M. Cater

Contact Information

phone: 617-847-5816
Ben M. Cater joined the Eastern Nazarene College History Department in January 2013 after completing a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in History. He teaches upper-division courses on all phases of North American history, as well as on Latin America. He also directs the Boston Semester Program. Having published several articles in Fides et Historia and the Utah Historical Quarterly, he is currently at work on an article on sanitation and communicable disease in the American West, and a book-length project based on his dissertation, “Health, Medicine, and Power in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, 1869-1945.”

Dr. Cater has received several awards including, the Nick Yengich Memorial Editor's Choice Award for best article on Utah history (Utah Historical Quarterly); the Floyd O'Neill Fellowship in Western American Studies (American West Center, Utah); a Presbyterian Research Grant; the Simmons Media Fellowship; the A.B. Hammond Fellowship for Western History; and induction into Phi Delta Lambda for academic excellence (Point Loma Nazarene University). He lives in Quincy with his wife Anne and daughters, Vera and Eden.


  • Ph.D. in History from University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • M.A. in History from University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
  • B.A. in History from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA) (summa cum laude)
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