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Jeffry Halverson

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Jonathan Doe
Contact Jeffry Halverson
843-349-2974 jhalverso@coastal.edu

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Biography

Jeffry R. Halverson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of religious studies (Islamic studies) in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University. He previously served as an assistant research professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Halverson is the author of Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), Searching for a King: Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam (Potomac, 2012), and the lead author of Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and Islamists of the Maghreb (Routledge 2017). His scholarship has also been published in several academic journals, including The Muslim World and The Journal of Communication.

Education

Ph.D., Arizona State University 
M.A., Arizona State University
B.S., Nazareth College

Interesting Facts

Halverson was a US Fulbright scholar to Cairo, Egypt, from 2000-2001. In 2005, Halverson attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway, as a guest of his father, Dr. Bruce R. Halverson, then President of Augustana University, a Lutheran Norwegian-heritage college in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Teaching Areas

Islamic Studies, History of Religions

Research Areas

Modern Sunni Islam in the Middle East and North Africa, Sunni Theology, Islamic Nonviolence, Islam in America