Richard K. MacMaster is co-editor of The Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies and co-director of The Center for Scotch-Irish Studies. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in history at Fordham University and a Ph.D. in American history at Georgetown University.
His research interests have been in eighteenth-century America: Viriginia, Mennonites and other German settlers, and the Scotch-Irish. His books include The Five George Masons: Planters and Patriots of Maryland and Virginia (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1975); Conscience in Crisis: Mennonites and Other Peace Churches in America 1739-1789 (Scottdale, PA: Herald press, 1979); and Land, Piety, Peoplehood: The establishment of Mennonite Communitiies in America 1683-1790 (Scottdale OA: Herald Press, 1985).