Ryan Harper, MA, MTS, PhD
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 2000
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2002
M.T.S., Duke University Divinity School, 2006
Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013
Ryan Harper (he/him/his) comes to Union by way of Colby College, where he is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. Ryan teaches courses on American religion, the arts, and the environment. He is the author of The Gaithers and Souther Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century (University Press of Mississippi, 2017), and My Beloved Had a Vineyard, winner of the 2017 Prize Americana in poetry (Poetry of Press Americana, 2018). A resident of New York City and Waterville, Maine, Ryan is the creative arts editor of the American Religion Journal.