Dr. Raymond Gamble

Since 1996
Ph.D. European History: Britain, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A. European History, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
B.S. National Security and Public Affairs, United States Military Academy

Dr. Gamble was born and raised in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He graduated from West Point in 1979, joined the Army as a Military Police officer, and married his high school sweetheart, Sharon. He and Sharon have two grown daughters, Kathryn and Mary, who are both PCA alumnae (Class of ‘02 and ’04, respectively). While on active duty, Dr. Gamble attended graduate schooling at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and taught on the faculty at West Point. He later completed his doctorate in European History. He retired from the US Army in 1996, and began teaching at Portsmouth Christian High School that fall as the first dedicated history teacher in what would later become the Upper School at PCA.

“I love Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I love the study of history (my library is over 4,000 volumes), and I continuously read new books (right now working on Toby Lester’s The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name). I love young people, and I feel called to teach history in a Christian framework as my ministry. My biggest thrill is to have our alumni come back and tell me they were well prepared to succeed at the college of their choice with respect to faith, self-discipline, and academics, especially in their history classes.”
My favorite passage of Scripture is Romans 8:28-39.