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religion educator

Amanda Porterfield, American religion educator. Sarah Willston scholar, 1966. Member American Society Church History (president 2001), American Academy Religion, American Studies Association, American History Association, Science Society Study of Religion, Religious Research Association, Phi Beta Kappa, American Antiquarian Society.

Background

Porterfield, Amanda was born on February 6, 1947 in Bronxville, New York, United States. Daughter of John Buchanan and Emily Ide (Wheaton) Porterfield.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1969. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1975.

Career

Assistant professor Religion Syracuse (New York ) University, 1975-1982, associate professor Religion, 1982-1991, professor Religion, 1991—1994. Professor religious studies Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1994—1998, adjunct professor philanthropic studies, 1995—1998, adjunct professor American studies, 1995—1998, director women's studies, 1995—1998. Visiting professor religious studies University Wyoming, 1998—1999, professor religious studies, 1999—2003.

Robert A. Spivey professor religion Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 2003. Member executive advisory committee Center for Study of Religion and American Culture, Indianapolis. Chair faculty council College of Arts and Sciences Syracuse University, Syracuse, 1993-1994.

Works

Membership

Member American Society Church History (president 2001), American Academy Religion, American Studies Association, American History Association, Science Society Study of Religion, Religious Research Association, Phi Beta Kappa, American Antiquarian Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.

Connections

Married Mark Daughter of Kline, March 12, 1979. 1 child, Nicolas.

father:
John Buchanan Porterfield

father:
Kline Porterfield

mother:
Emily Ide (Wheaton) Porterfield

spouse:
Mark Daughter of Kline

child:
Nicolas Porterfield