Andrew Gardner

Visiting Faculty Associate of American Religious History, Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the HIRR


Andrew Gardner


Andrew Gardner is Visiting Faculty Associate of American Religious History and Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He received his PhD from Florida State University in 2020 writing a dissertation entitled “‘To Awaken the Song of Transport’: The Development of Seminaries and Divinity Schools in Antebellum America.” Andrew holds research interests in American religious history, the history of theological education, religion and race, spatial theory, and Baptist studies. He has published articles in CrossCurrents, The American Baptist Quarterly, Baptist History & Heritage, and Implicit Religion. He is also the author of Reimagining Zion: A History of the Alliance of Baptists (2015). Andrew currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Baptists and the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.


  • BA (William & Mary)
  • MDiv (Wake Forest University)
  • PhD (Florida State University)

Areas of Study

  •  American Religious History
  • The History of Theological Education
  • Religion and Race
  • Spatial Theory and Critical Geography
  • Baptist Studies

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