Paul Harvey, Ph.D.

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey, Ph.D.

Professor and Presidential Teaching Scholar
Department of History

COLU 2055

Office Hours :

Posted at the History Office, Columbine 2048

Areas of Interest

U.S. Religious, Political, Economic, and Cultural History


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Courses Taught

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Professional Experience

Paul Harvey (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1992) is Professor of History and Presidential Teaching Scholar at UCCS. He researches, writes, and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to the present.  Harvey is the creator and “blogmeister” of the nationally known professional scholarly blog Religion in American History, and is a contributor to the online journal Religion DispatchesHe is the author/editor of eleven books and numerous articles. Click here for his his books on Amazon, and go to to learn more about his work. 


Most recently, Paul Harvey is the author of Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (University of Chicago Press, 2016), and Bounds of Their Habitation: Religion and Race in American History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Professor Harvey's recent co-authored book The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America, was named a "Top 25 Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice magazine in 2013, an award selected from among the several thousand academic books published in the previous year. 

Harvey's narrative history survey Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (Rowman & Littlefield publishers) was published in 2011, and also received the designation of "Outstanding Academic Title" by Choice Magazine, in 2012. Harvey is also co-editor of the reference work The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Other publications of note include Redeeming the South: Religious Cultures and Racial Identities Among Southern Baptists, 1865-1925, published in 1997 by the University of North Carolina Press, and in 2005 Freedom's Coming: Religious Cultures and the Shaping of the South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights EraPaul is also the co-editor (with Philip Goff) of Themes in Religion and American Culture (2004), and The Columbia Documentary History of Religion in North America Since 1945 (2005).

Honors and Awards

In 2008, Harvey was designated as the Lamar Lecturer in Southern History at Mercer University; the lectures he gave there have breen published at Moses, Jesus and the Trickster in the Evangelical South (University of Georgia Press).  In 2009, Harvey was named a Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, and from 2007-09, he served as the Senior Mentor to the Young Scholars in American Religion program at IUPUI in Indianapolis. 

In 2006, Harvey received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Colorado. In 2008, Harvey received the Outstanding Teaching Award from UCCS. In 2009, Harvey received the designation of Presidential Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado, a system-wide award recognizing specially designated scholar/teachers throughout the University of Colorado system. Paul has also received the UCCS Chancellor's Award, and served as a Senior Mentor to the Young Scholars in American Religion Program at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Curriculum Vitae