Religious Studies Department Faculty
Learn how to think profoundly and communicate clearly about societal issues and existential human questions through research, reading, writing and discussion.
Professor of Religious Studies
Religious Studies Program Coordinator
Study Abroad Coordinator
Ph.D., Emory University
M.T.S, Harvard University
B.A., Georgetown University
Research and Teaching Interests
Dr. Stern has taught and coordinated the Religious Studies program at NCWU since 2012. He teaches a wide range of courses, including Introduction to Religion, Indigenous Religions of the Americas, Religion in U.S. Culture, and Sacred Art. His specialty is religious history, with a focus on the history of Christianity in the United States. Past research and writing projects have explored Catholic-Protestant relations in the antebellum South. Dr. Stern is also the academic coordinator for Connect, Wesleyan’s summer theology institute for high school students.