Joseph DeFrank

Degree Program: MA

Graduation Year: 2022

Advisor: Michael J. Altman


Joseph DeFrank is from Canton, GA, and completed the MA in religion in culture at The University of Alabama in May 2022. Previously he graduated (Spring of 2020) with a BS in History and a BA in religious studies from Young Harris College. An Irish-American scholar for an academic year at Queen’s University of Belfast, some of his main interests include the study of religion in the United States, new religious movements, and what the future of “religion” might be. After graduation, Joe worked as the Residence Life Coordinator at Young Harris College but then, at the start of 2024, he moved to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where he is a Student Coach for their University Honors College. Visit his website.