|Short Name:||Paul Akers Richardson|
|Full Name:||Richardson, Paul Akers, 1951-|
Dr. Richardson's principal area of research and writing is hymnology (congregational song). Author of Singing Baptists: Studies in Baptist Hymnody in America, with Harry Eskew and David W. Music (Church Street Press, 1994); and "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story": A History of Baptist Hymnody in America, with David W. Music (Mercer University Press, 2008).
Bachelor of Music (voice performance and church music), Mars Hill College; Master of Church Music (voice performance), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Musical Arts (church music: voice performance and musicology), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary postdoctoral studies, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School/ Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary; Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Regents Park College, University of Oxford.
--See Samford University School of the Arts bio, 03 July 2014.