Wayne Proudfoot is a Professor Emeritus of Religion, specializing in the philosophy of religion. His research interests include contemporary philosophy of religion, the ideas of religious experience and mysticism, classical and contemporary pragmatism, and modern Protestant thought. He teaches courses on eighteenth and nineteenth century European religious thought, theories and methods for the study of religion, philosophy of religion, and pragmatism and religion. His publications include "God and the Self" and "Religious Experience". His current research is on pragmatism and American religious thought. He has published articles on Charles Peirce and William James and is working on a book on that topic.