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Philip VanVleck

Asst Teaching Professor

Senior Lecturer, Special Faculty

Department of History

Withers Hall 265

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Oklahoma native


I have three daughters: Arden, Kelsey and Luci Van Vleck

Currently residing in Fuquay-Varina NC

I spent two decades working as a music journalist for various national publications, including Billboard, NatGeo’s World Music Website, Wired, CDnow, CMJ/New Music Monthly.

Extension and Community Engagement

I’m involved in adult education, teaching various courses online in medieval history and art history.




MFA Acting-Directing University of Oklahoma 1977

Ph.D. Reformation Studies & the History of Early-Modern Europe Duke University 1994

Area(s) of Expertise

Teaching and Research Interests
Research interests include: Pre-modern Christian Theology; Buddhist and Confucian thought; Art History; Witchcraft, Magic and popular superstition in pre-modern Europe.