Dr. John A. Schmalzbauer


Religious Studies

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Religious Studies
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD - Sociology, Princeton University, 1997
  • MA - Sociology, Princeton University, 1992 - Passed General Exams “With Distinction”
  • BA - Political Science, cum laude, Wheaton College,1990


  • Ozarks Religion
  • Religion in America
  • Religion in Society
  • Religion, Media, and Popular Culture
  • Basic Issues in Religion, Self, and Society
  • Congregations on the Ground: Exploring Local Religious Worlds

Research and professional interests

  • Religion and American culture
  • Evangelicalism
  • Religion in higher education
  • Popular Culture and religion
  • Campus ministry
  • Ozarks religion

Awards and honors

Recipient of subcontract on Lilly Endowment National Study of Campus Ministries grant ($123,000 between 2004 and 2007)