Tom Simpson teaches religion, ethics, philosophy, and human rights at Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. His c.v. is here: Simpson CV pdf.
Born and raised in Olean, New York, he earned the Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia, where he specialized in modern U.S. religious history. From 2002 to 2004, he directed Emory University’s “Journeys of Reconciliation” program, an interdisciplinary travel program focused on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. At Phillips Exeter Academy, he coaches baseball, has chaired the Martin Luther King Day Committee, chaperoned and taught for the school’s term abroad program in Stratford-upon-Avon, and teaches courses on human rights, the Holocaust, Islam, existentialist literature and philosophy, as well as a new course on religion, global feminism, and film.
Dr. Simpson is the author of the award-winning American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). His literary essays about postwar Bosnia have been featured in the Canadian literary magazine Numéro Cinq, he is the interviews editor for American Microreviews and Interviews, and his literary reviews have appeared in Tar River Poetry, The Iowa Review Online, and The Kenyon Review Online. His other scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in Religion & American Culture, Church History, and The Journal of the American Academy of Religion; the edited collection of essays Perspectives on the Social Gospel; and online in Oslobodjenje, the Religion in American History and the American Society of Church History blogs, jmbg.org, and sbiscevic.com.
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