Dr. Christopher Newcomb

Dr. Chris Newcomb

Associate Professor of Religion

 Dr. Newcomb has taught at Bethune-Cookman University since 2004 in the Dept. of Religion, Philosophy and Humanities, and now in the newly-formed School of Religion. He earned a B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington in 1987, a B.D. in Theology from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Religion from the Florida State University in 2003.

At Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Newcomb teaches RELI 110 Understanding Faith and RP 434 Death and Immortality, as well as supervising the department’s Field Work courses.

His research interests include religion and popular culture, sacred space, and ritual studies. He published his first book in 2008: Crossing the Berm: The Disney Theme Park as Sacralized Space, which helps explain the photo on this page. By the way, he’s the bald one.

Dr. Newcomb loves movies and spending time with his three kids, even when they’re driving him crazy.