Dr Philip C. Van Vleck

Assistant Teaching Professor

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Oklahoma native


I have three daughters: Arden, Kelsey and Luci Van Vleck

Currently residing in Fuquay-Varina NC

I spent two decades working as a music journalist for various national publications, including Billboard, NatGeo's World Music Website, Wired, CDnow, CMJ/New Music Monthly.

Teaching and Research Interests

Research interests include: Pre-modern Christian Theology; Buddhist and Confucian thought; Art History (Renaissance, Baroque, Northern Painting, Islamic architecture), Witchcraft, Magic and popular superstition in pre-modern Europe.

Extension and Community Engagement

I'm involved in adult education, teaching various course online for Strayer Univ. 


  • Ph.D. in Reformation Studies & the History of Early-Modern Europe from Duke University, 1994
  • MFA in Acting-Directing from University of Oklahoma, 1977