Advisory Board

The Center is directed by Dr. Robert H. Ellison, Assistant Professor of English. He has been working in sermon studies for over twenty years; his major projects have included writing The Victorian Pulpit: Spoken and Written Sermons in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Susquehanna University Press, 1998), editing A New History of the Sermon: The Nineteenth Century (Brill, 2010), and serving as a “consultant editor” for The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901 (Oxford, 2012). His current projects include curating the Library of Appalachian Preaching: A Digital Repository of Sermons.


Additional guidance for the Center is provided by an Advisory Board of Marshall faculty and staff, local clergy, and scholars at other institutions:

Teffany Armel, Instructor of English, Marshall University

Damien Arthur, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Marshall University

Larry Bailey, Pastor, Living Water Free Methodist Church, Huntington, WV

Jim Cohn, Rabbi, Temple Israel, Charleston, WV

Dawn Coleman, Associate Professor of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Emily Murphy Cope, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing, York College of Pennsylvania

Laura Michele Diener, Associate Professor of History, Marshall University

Aaron Dunn, President, Religious Studies Society, Marshall University

Keith Francis, Event Coordinator, Arete Educational and Event Services

William Gibson, Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Oxford Brookes University

M. Cooper Harriss, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, Indiana University

Zach Hutchins, Assistant Professor of English, Colorado State University

Samuel Kessler, Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Majed Khader, Director of Morrow Library, Marshall University

Marty Laubach, Professor of Sociology, Marshall University

Patricia McKee, Lecturer, Comparative Study of Religions and Public Humanities, Northern Arizona University

John Morgan-Guy, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Amine Oudghiri-Otmani, Instructor of English, Marshall University

Jeffrey Ruff, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Marshall University

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, Professor of History, University of Central Oklahoma

Larry Sheret, Instruction and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Marshall University

Stephen Underhill, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Marshall University


For More Information:

Dr. Robert H. Ellison, Director
Department of English
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755