Dr. Lisa McClain arrived at Boise State in 2001. She earned her PhD in History in 2000 from the University of Texas-Austin where she also served as a Lecturer in History. Her fields of specialty include religion during the Renaissance/Reformation era and gender and popular culture in early modern Europe. She is the author of the book Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation and Lived Experience among Catholics in Protestant England 1559-1642 (Routledge, 2004), as well as several articles in journals such as the Sixteenth Century Journal and the Journal of Religious History. McClain served as Director of the Gender Studies Program from 2002-2011 during which time the program earned the Emerging Center Award from the National Council for Research on Women. She has also been named an Idaho Woman of the Year (2008) by the Idaho Business Review and an Idaho Woman Making History (2009).