Marian Osborne Berky

Marian Osborne Berky

Instructor, Religion

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A North Carolina native, Dr. Berky moved to upstate SC in 2016. Prior to teaching at Furman, she was Professor of Religious Studies at Anderson University (IN), (2005-2016). She has also taught at Belmont University and Bethel College, both in Nashville, TN. Dr. Berky and her spouse live just outside the gates of Table Rock State Park, a natural gem of the upstate. Here she may be found hiking several times each week.


  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Wake Forest University

Research Interests

Ecological ethics; Ecological theology; Faith and Environmental Sustainability; Conflict Studies