Paul Froese, Ph.D.

Paul Froese

Dr. Paul Froese, associate professor of sociology and director of the Baylor Religion Survey, is an expert on the relationship between religion and politics, secularization and the sociology of culture and meaning. His most recent book is On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life, which explores how people talk about, think about and conceptualize the meaning of their lives.

Dr. Froese also is the co-author of America’s Four Gods: What We Say about God and What that Says about Us with Christopher Bader. His research on how beliefs about God predict moral, economic, scientific and political attitudes has been covered by USA TODAY, CNN and a wide variety of media outlets. His monograph on religious repression in the Soviet Union, The Plot to Kill God: Findings from the Soviet Experiment in Secularization, won the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion’s Distinguished Book Award.

Dr. Froese received a doctorate in sociology from the University of Washington, a master’s in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies from Grinnell College.

To interview Dr. Froese, contact Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at 254-710-1961.