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Dr. Sally Holt

Fidelity Hall 309

Dr. Sally Holt joined the Belmont School of Religion in August of 2008.  Previously, she was an associate professor of religion at William Jewell College near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Holt's undergraduate degree is a B.A. in religion and in psychology from William Jewell College. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

She is interested in sociology of religion as well as philosophical and theological ethics and related issues of justice.  Past projects have included research into women's groups and their involvement in religious systems, research considering just treatment of animals and issues of sustainability, and research exploring cross-cultural perceptions of violence with an emphasis in capital punishment studies.  She recently served as a contributing author and editor of the book, Why We Kill.

Dr. Holt is married to a Belmont graduate and they have two energetic, young children and one sweet, old dog.