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Dyron Daughrity, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Religion
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4354
E-mail: dyron.daughrity@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • World religions
  • Religion and Culture
  • Christianity and Islam: differences and similarities
  • Christianity
  • History of Religion
Dyron Daughrity received his Ph.D. in the History of Religious Movements and Institutions from the University of Calgary, Canada. His expertise is in the area of world religions and the interface of religion and culture. He lectures internationally and has studied religion in diverse cultural settings in countries such as India, China, Ethiopia, Turkey, Armenia, Scotland and Brazil. His most recent book, The Changing World of Christianity: The Global History of a Borderless Religion, focuses on global trends within Christianity including immigration, fertility, conversion and indigenous expressions of faith.

Daughrity's research and commentary have been broadcast on CNN, NBC, History Channel, and have been published in Books & Culture: A Christian Review and Ventura County Star to name only a few. Additionally, he publishes regularly in religious studies journals. While deeply rooted in his own Christian faith, Daughrity is strongly committed to interreligious dialogue with people from other religions.  

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Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., MFA 
Associate Professor, Communication Division, Special Assistant to the Provost
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-6314
E-mail: craig.n.detweiler@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Pop culture
  • Video games
  • Television
  • Entertainment business
  • Christianity and culture
  • Faith and film
  • Pop culture and religion

Dr. Craig Detweiler is director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University in Malibu. He's a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College and earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California's acclaimed film school. His comedic documentary, Purple State of Mind, won Best Spiritual Film at the 2008 Breckenridge Festival of Film and the Audience Award at the 2009 Tallahassee Film Festival. His book, Into the Dark,searches for the sacred amidst the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database. Craig has also edited a new book, Halos and Avatars, which connects the dots between video games and God. His cultural commentary has appeared on ABC's Nightline,CNN,Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times.

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Pepperdine University
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Chris Doran, Ph.D., M.Div. 
Assistant Professor of Religion
Seaver College

Phone: (310) 506-4179
E-mail: christopher.d.doran@pepperdine.edu
Location: Malibu Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Science and religion
  • Environmental ethics
  • Bioethics

Chris Doran is a contributor to the contemporary science and religion dialogue, where he focuses primarily on Christian responses to evolutionary theory. His most recent research and writing have been on Intelligent Design's pernicious effects on Christian theology.

Doran's other primary area of research is in environmental issues. He teaches courses that deal with Christian responses to environmental issues, environmental justice concerns, and environmental policy. His current work focuses on defining the concept of sustainability from a faith perspective as well as various institutional and policy perspectives.

Doran also teaches courses in Christian ethics, paying particular attention to bioethical topics (including stem cell research), the death penalty, and other hot-button issues.

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Pepperdine University
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