Mr. McMurrain has been an Instructor at Kennesaw State University since 2002. He received a B.A. in History from The University of Georgia (1991) with a concentration in the Roman Republic–Empire, and British history. He received a second B.A. cum laude, in Religious Studies from Georgia State University (1995). He was awarded Advanced & Research Honors from Georgia State’s Honors Program for his published thesis. He attended Emory University for graduate school, receiving an M.T.S. (1998) with a concentration in ethics. His thesis at Emory was a study of "Irreverence in American pop-Culture." His Ph.D. (on hold) is in the field of Religion & Culture.
His scholarship and academic interests are varied and wide: from Art History (minor at UGA), to Architecture; Comparative Religious Studies, the History of Church & State; existentialism & post-modernism, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche; contemporary theology: Bonhoeffer, Niebuhr, Hauerwas, Christian ethics, a/theology; and Neuroethics. He's an active member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the American Philosophy Association, and Phi Kappa Phi (honor society).
A lifelong resident of Smyrna, GA, Mr. McMurrain taught in the Cobb County School System from 1992-95. He lives with his wife (college sweetheart) and three children – and a Bullmastiff! When not on campus he’s busy with his many duties as "Mr. Mom," carpooling his children to and from: Football & Fútbol, Basketball, and Karate! And each Fall, he indulges his undying love for UGA Football ... Go Dawgs!