graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in
Religion (1994) and from Asbury Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity
(1997) and Doctor of Ministry (2008) degrees. As a Cultural and Applied
Anthropologist, his teaching and research are guided by his interest in
how religious subcultures intentionally innovate and influence greater society.
He has explored his research through fieldwork in the rural foothills of
North Carolina and the city of Petit-Goâve, Haiti.
Writing Fellow at The University of Georgia, 2011.
Study Grant from The Louisville Institute (A Lilly Endowment funded program), 2009.
Beeson Fellow at Asbury Theological Seminary, 2005-2008.
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Called to Teach: The Mission of Teaching Undergraduates,” The Association of Professors of Mission, Chicago, IL, June 2011.
“Missional Shifts within the Evangelical Church in America,” The American Academy of Religion, Louisville, KY, March 2011.
“Religious Leader as Change Agent: An Applied Anthropological Model for Cultural Change within a Religious Communitas,” The University of Georgia, Department of Anthropology, Athens, Georgia, December 2010.
“Science and Religion,” The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, November 2010.
“Missional Shifts within the Southern Baptist Convention,” The Boston Theological Institute, Boston, MA, November 2010.
“Missional Shifts within the Wesleyan Church,” American Society of Missiology, Techny, Illinois, June 2010.
The Evolution of Missional Church Characteristics, The American Society of Church Growth, Winter 2009.
The Religious Leader as Cultural Architect, Expanding Wave: A Missional Resource, August 2008.
RELI 1003-Introduction to Religious Thought
RELI/ANTH 4110/6110-Anthropology and American Religion
ANTH 1102-Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 2120H-Introduction to Anthropology (Honors)
ANTH 3265-Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 4900-Applied Anthropology
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office: Baldwin Hall 105L