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Aaron F. Ott


Religious Studies
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Houston

Biographical Summary

My background as a religious practitioner, along with a Master of Theology degree from an evangelical seminary, developed my interest in religion, its history, development, and practices. Understanding the role of religions in society, including how it contributes to culture change, has been the greatest influence on my research, including the M.A. from the University of Houston. My current studies, while pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida (continuing from the topic of my Master’s thesis,) focus on the present and potency of state religion in ancient Mesoamerica.


  • RELS 2310 – The Bible in Western Culture 1 (in class)
  • RELS 3360 – Christian-Muslim Relations (in class; co-taught with Dr. Dogan Koc)
  • RELS 3370 – The Bible and Modern Science (online)
  • RELS 3375 – Christianity and Ethics (online)