Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of History


Briane Turley

Woodburn Hall




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Briane Turley

College of Arts and Sciences


PhD University of Virginia

MA University of Virginia

MDiv Nazarene Theological Seminary

BA Music, West Virginia University

Regionalism and religion, religion in Central and Eastern Europe, religion and culture in the U.S. South, historical and applied ethics, rise of Christianity in the Global South, sociology of American religion, religion and mapping.

Recent Grants and Awards

Fulbright Specialist and Lecturer, Institute of Sociology, Pazmany Peter University

Pro Facultate Philosophiae Medal Winner for 2011, University of Szeged

Fulbright Specialist Roster Award, 2011-

Fulbright Alumni Initiatives Award, University of Szeged, Hungary 2004-06

J. William Fulbright Lectureship, University of Szeged, Hungary 2002

Marquis Who's Who in America and in American Education 

Representative Publications

Religion in World History (co-authored with John Super), Routledge Press (2006).

A Wheel Within a Wheel: Southern Methodism and the Georgia Holiness Association: Mercer University Press, (1999).

"Navigating a New Landscape: Religious and Technological Pluralism in Diana Eck's On Common Ground" review article co-authored with Rodger Payne, September 1999, Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

"Electronic Chalk Dust: Online Collaboration in the American Religion Classroom," May 1998, Religious Studies News


Co-founder and Managing Editor of the Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe and Director of the American Religious Experience. Co-Founder and former Managing Editor of the Journal of Southern Religion.

Journal of Southern Religion