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Richard Flory



Richard Flory Ph.D., is the senior director of research and evaluation at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. He is the author/co-author/editor of several books. He directs the Religion, Culture and Politics Working Group at USC, which includes religion scholars from 20 universities in Southern California.

Professor Flory is the principal investigator for the Religious Competition and Creative Innovation project, a $2.6 million initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation that investigates the link between religious competition and innovation in Los Angeles and Seoul, South Korea. His research has been supported by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Lilly Endowment, the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Louisville Institute.

Conference Details

Hosted by The Sullivan Center

MidAmerica Nazarene University - Olathe, KS

Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers (ANSR)

ANSR is an organization of sociologists, researchers, educators, pastors, lay-ministers, and other professionals interested in understanding the structure, function, and processes of the church, as well as its role in society. We are a close-knit group that values fellowship, mutual encouragement, and prayer support. Participation in ANSR is open to anyone interested in furthering informed ministry, through sociology and research. The goal of the association is to generate sociological research which will assist the Nazarene denomination in its God-ordained mission.

ANSR is sponsored by Research Services, Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center
Dr. Dale E. Jones, Director
ANSR Founder: Dr. Bill M. Sullivan; Chair Emeritus: Dr. Jon Johnston
Executive Board: Dr. Ron Benefiel, Professor Bo Cassell, Dr. Kenneth Crow, Dr. Jamie Gates, Rev. Richard Houseal, Dr. Dale Jones, & Deb Sullivan King