Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Richard W. Cogley 
Dedman College  2021

Richard W. Cogley, associate professor of religious studies in Dedman College, joined the SMU faculty in 1987 after earning a B.A. at Franklin and Marshall College; a master's degree at Yale University; and a Ph.D. at Princeton University. He served as chair of the religious studies department from 1999-2007. Professor Cogley was honored with the Perrine Prize from the SMU chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and on four occasions, with the HOPE Award for SMU professors. His major research focused on American religious thought among the Puritans. He published one book, more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and presented on numerous occasions at international conferences as an invited speaker. He is currently in the final stages of completing a manuscript examining apocalyptic imagery in Puritan thought and religious expression. He retires as professor emeritus of religious studies.