I am a PhD candidate at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences studying religion, education, and government. Specifically, my research examines ways in which religious beliefs impact views of higher education, and the resultant political outcomes.  

Prior to commencing my doctoral studies I served as Department Administrator in the Harvard College Freshman Dean's Office, where I oversaw the operation of our unit, including finance, human resources, and support staff oversight, among other things.

I hold a Master's of Theological Studies ('08) and Master's of Theology ('09) from Harvard Divinity School, as well as a Master's of Education ('12) from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. I earned my BA magna cum laude from Wake Forest University in 2006, studying religion and history.

I may be reached at bedwards@fas.harvard.edu

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