The Self, Virtue, and Public Life is a $3.9 million research initiative led by Institute director Nancy Snow and funded by the Templeton Religion Trust.
Kyle Harper, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Provost
Professor of Classics and Letters
Dr. Kyle Harper is Professor of Classics and Letters and Senior Vice President and Provost at The University of Oklahoma. Dr. Harper's research has focused on the social and economic history of the period spanning the Roman Empire and the early middle ages. His current work on the environmental and population history of the first millennium explores the impact of climate change and disease on the history of civilization. Dr. Harper is author of Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275-425 (Cambridge University Press, 2011). The book was awarded the James Henry Breasted Prize by the American Historical Association and the Outstanding Publication Award from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. His second book, From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality was published by Harvard University Press in 2013.