Rebecca Hall-Davis, M. A.
Rebecca Hall-Davis became part of the Religious Studies Program office staff in the Spring of 2012 originally to assist with curriculum and advising issues. She assists Prof. Kimball and Lee Green-Hall with administrative duties, document production schedules, and course and curriculum management. Rebecca manages travel reimbursements; textbook adoptions; payroll entry; website updates to the courses page; and also tracks courses in RELS and other departments in Ozone and Classnav, to maintain accurate lists and enrollment figures for use by faculty, Program staff, and students. She produces statistical charts and records of enrollments and courses.
After receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems and spending a few years in the private sector, Rebecca returned to the University of Oklahoma. While working at the university as an assistant to the editor of the Journal of Business Logistics and the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management in the Marketing Department of the Michael F. Price College of Business, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 2007 with honors as a Phi Beta Kappa member-in-course. In 2010 she graduated with a Master of the Arts degree in History, with a focus on early modern English religion. Rebecca served as a teaching assistant for the History department during her studies. Her Master’s research explored the possibility of a “middle ground” in English religiosity in the late 16th century. Specifically, she argued the established religious dichotomy in extant English historical literature regarding the late 16th century that traditionally poses Puritans and Catholics against each other and an uncooperative queen leaves out an important middle constituency whose loyalties placed queen, country, and compromise before a lineated well-defined religious standard. She studied with Dr. James Hart, Jr., Dr. Jane Wickersham, and Dr. Roberta Magnusson. Rebecca also participated in the Honors at Oxford Program and spent a summer studying French at CAVILAM – Centre d’Approches Vivantes des Langues et des Médias – in Vichy, France. She has presented papers at the Mid-America Conference and the Phi Alpha Theta of Oklahoma Conference. In 2009, she received the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Travel Award to conduct research related to her thesis at the Newberry Library in Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Hatha yoga, reading mystery novels, and traveling.