Dr. Lucas Johnston

Director, Religion and Public Engagement Dr. Johnston’s interdisciplinary educational background includes degrees in Religion and Nature (PhD, University of Florida), Environmental Ethics (Graduate Certificate), Theology (MA), and Psychology (BA).  His research focuses on the relationships between biocultural evolution and religion, with particular attention to environmental social movements and cross-cultural political…

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Dr. Steve Boyd

J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University. He teaches courses on the history of Christianity and Christian thought, gender studies, and religion and public life. He has been awarded The Don Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service (2005) and the The Reid Doyle Prize for Excellence in…

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Dr. Ken Hoglund

Dr. Hoglund has taught at NC State University, NC Wesleyan College, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill prior to joining the faculty at Wake Forest University in 1990. He was co-researcher along with Profs. Eric and Carol Meyers at the site of Sepphoris in the Galilee as part of the Joint…

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Dr. Lynn Neal

Lynn S. Neal earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She teaches courses in American religious history, religion and popular culture, and religious intolerance.  She is the author of Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction (2006), and “Evangelical Love Stories: The Triumphs and…

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Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran

Tanisha Ramachandran earned her Ph.D from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is currently working on a monograph tentatively titled,Idolized Representations which deals with issues of colonialism and the transmission and commoditization of Hindu imagery in the Euro-American world. Prior to joining Wake Forest University, she taught in the Department of…

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Dr. Nelly Van Doorn-Harder

Nelly van Doorn-Harder was born and raised in the Netherlands were she earned her PhD on the topic of women in the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. Before moving to the USA she was director of a refugee program in Cairo, Egypt, and taught…

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Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus

Ulrike Wiethaus (PhD, Religious Studies, Temple University) currently holds a joint appointment as full professor in the Department of Religion and American Ethnic Studies, and is a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement at Wake Forest University. Her research interests focus on the history of Christian…

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