Samuel L. Perry is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Th.M. from DTS in 2008 and was awarded the W. H. Griffith Thomas award for graduating at the top of his class. He then went on to earn a Masters and PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago, where he was also a fellow at the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. An award-winning scholar and teacher, Dr. Perry is among the nation’s leading experts in Christianity and American Politics. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Perry is also the author of four books including the award-winning Taking America Back for God (with Andrew Whitehead) and The Flag and the Cross (with Philip Gorski).