B.A., Saint Michael’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts


Dr. Cronin received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His first book (The Cross, the Fall, and the Resurrection) looks at the Social Gospel Movement and the Democratic Party. His second book (Mormons in American Politics) deals with the rise to power of prominent Mormon politicians. His ongoing research focuses on religion and politics.

Research Interests:

Religion and politics, Fundamentalist rhetoric, minority religions in majority politics, social movements and religion, religious leaders as political leaders

Personal Interests:

Volunteering, softball, guitar, hiking, the Cubs, the Patriots, and the Durham Bulls.