Research Team

Dr. David P. King

Study Co-Director

David King is a professor at Indiana University and director of Lake Institute. He earned a Ph.D. from Emory University with a specific focus on American religious history. David is also an ordained minister with over 10 years of experience serving local congregations.
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Dr. Brad R. Fulton 

Study Co-Director

Brad Fulton is a professor at Indiana University. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Duke University with a specific focus on the role of congregations in society. Brad also has over 15 years of experience working as a campus minister.
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Amy L. Hemphill M.Div, M.A

Study Coordinator

Amy Hemphill is a researcher at Lake Institute. She is an ordained minister with nine years of experience in local congregations, and also has a Master’s degree in sociology. 

NSCEP Advisory Board Members

Nancy T. Ammerman

Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University
Director of the Finding Religion in Everyday Life Project

Mark Chaves

Professor of Sociology, Religious Studies, and Divinity, Duke University
Director of the National Congregations Study

Rick Dunham

Chief Executive Officer,
Dunham+ Company
Chair of Giving USA Board

Korie L. Edwards

Associate Professor of Sociology,
The Ohio State University
Director of the Religious Leadership and Diversity Project

Gerardo Marti

Professor of Sociology,
Davidson College
Director of The Latino Protestant Congregations Project

Patricia Snell Herzog

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Co-Director of the Center for Social Research,
University of Arkansas The Science of Generosity Project

Scott Thumma

Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Director of Faith Communities Today Study (FACT)

NSCEP Calling Team

Thad S. Austin

M. Div  Asbury Theological Seminary
PhD candidate, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University

Chad S. Briggs

PhD Candidate in Psychology at Southern Illinois University
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness   Judson University

Dr. Todd Ferguson

M.Div   Duke Divinity School
M.A. and PhD in Sociology  Baylor University
Assistant Professor of Sociology    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Tasha Gibson

M.S. Educational Communications and Technology    New York University
M.Div   Duke Divinity School     

Lauren King

M.Div  Fuller Seminary

Nicolas Mumejian

M.Div   Duke Divinity School
PhD Candidate  Exeter University/Hartford Seminary
Managing Editor of The Muslim World   Hartford Seminary

 

Nicolas Mumejian

M.Div   Duke Divinity School
PhD Candidate  Exeter University/Hartford Seminary
Managing Editor of The Muslim World   Hartford Seminary

 

Dr. James Plenty

Master of Church Music   Lee University
EdD  in Leadership, Policy and Law     Alabama State University
Music and Worship Arts Education Director    Music Auxiliary  of the National Baptist Convention, USA 

Dr. Scott Ryan

M.Div  Duke Divinity School
PhD 
in New Testament    Baylor University
Wabash Fellow in Religion    Baylor University