Lane Davis

Lane Davis

Graduate Student in History of Christian Traditions




Lane Davis is a doctoral student in History of the Christian Tradition. His work explores the intersections of American Protestantism and higher education in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, specifically Methodism and its related colleges and universities. Lane holds an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a BA in Religion and Philosophy from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and has served congregations in Atlanta, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. He is married to Elissa and they have one child, Jude.

Advisor: Dr. Ted A. Campbell

Fellowships, Supported Research, and Other Grants: John Wesley Fellow, A Foundation for Theological Education (2020)

Publications: “Evangelical Religion and the Public Sphere: Dynamics of Religious Expression and Regulation.” In Imagination and the Public Sphere, edited by Susan G. Cumings. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.

Conference Presentations: "Expression and Regulation in the Evangelical Public Sphere," paper presented at the Southern Humanities Conference, Knoxville, TN (2008)

Service to the Profession: President - SMU Graduate Program in Religious Studies Student Organization, 2020-2021; Community Life Director/Professional Development Director - SMU Graduate Program in Religious Studies Student Organization, 2019-2020.