Courses I Teach
History of Christianity
Religion in America
African American Religious Experience
I arrived at Presbyterian College in 1990 after serving three years as chaplain and professor at Bethel College in Tennessee. I received an A.B. degree from Davidson College, an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina in American History, and a D.Min and Ph.D. in Church History from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Since 2001, I have been the George and Emma Cornelson Professor of the Christian Religion. During my time at Presbyterian College, I have served as the advisor to the Student Government Association, the Presbyterian Student Association, and the gay-straight alliance, Spectrum.
I like teaching at Presbyterian College because it is not Clemson….yet.
I love my major discipline of Church History, like life, it is “one damn thing after another” (Dorothy Parker). Therefore, by exposing the ridiculous mistakes we made in the past, perhaps we will not make the same mistakes in the future. And if we do make them perhaps the reasons for those mistakes might be less ridiculous.