Steve Nolt (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is professor of history and Anabaptist studies at Elizabethtown College, and interim director and senior scholar at the college’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies.
The author or coauthor of fourteen books on Amish, Mennonite, and Pennsylvania German history and contemporary life, Nolt is widely recognized for his scholarship on Anabaptist groups across North America. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Notre Dame. He also serves as series editor for Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Nolt’s Amish-related research has taken him into several dozen settlements across seven states and Ontario, and has focused on settlement formation and history, economic and social change, and the role of technology in Amish life. He has also published articles on topics such as mental health care programs reaching Amish clients and on Amish involvement with international aid organizations. Nolt’s publications include The Amish: A Concise Introduction (2016); A History of the Amish (3rd ed., 2015); The Amish (2013, with Donald Kraybill and Karen Johnson-Weiner); The Amish Way (2010, with Donald Kraybill and David Weaver-Zercher); Amish Grace (2007, with Donald Kraybill and David Weaver-Zercher); Mennonites, Amish, and the American Civil War (2007, with James Lehman); Plain Diversity (2007, with Thomas Meyers); and Amish Enterprise (2004, with Donald Kraybill).