Ph.D. History, University of Chicago, 1974
M.A. History, University of Chicago, 1957
B.A. History, Wheaton College, 1953
Taught at Wheaton 1959-2004
Dr. Kay was born and raised in Wheaton, and sang in the Men's Glee Club all 4 years while an undergraduate at the college. His dissertation related to "The Impact of the Ving Raids on the French Monasteries," and he also studied the history of political thought and the Reformation and the Renaissance. While at Wheaton, he taught upper level courses in Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Europe in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation, Twentieth Century Russia and on occasion American History. Drs. Weber, Maas and Rapp all took classes from Dr. Kay.
Dr. Kay and his wife have 3 children. His daughter graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts, and his sons Bob and John graduated from Wheaton College.