Posted by William Nunnelley on 2010-10-06

Dr. Peter Kaufman, professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond, will speak to Samford University religion and University Fellows students Thursday, Oct. 7, on the topic, “Hamlet’s Religion.”  The 3:45 p.m. program in Brock Forum of Dwight Beeson Hall is open to the public.

Dr. Kaufman was professor of history and of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 29 years before joining Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies in 2008.  He holds the George Matthews and Virginia Brinkley Modin Chair in Leadership Studies.

He is the author of four books and numerous scholarly articles on medieval and reformation studies and the fathers of the early modern Christian church and their writings.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.