Author Information

J. Gordon Melton, PhD

J. Gordon Melton, a nationally known author, lecturer, and scholar, is the Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Baylor University and serves as the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion. Dr. Melton is best known for his work on religious cults, and he is considered America’s senior scholar in the field of new and unconventional religions, having studied them for more than 40 years. Simultaneously, he has emerged as a leading scholar of vampire and Dracula studies and previously served a tenure as the American president of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, an international association of vampire and Dracula scholars. He has authored multiple books in the field, two of which received the Lord Ruthven Award as the best nonfiction book in vampire studies. He currently resides in Waco, Texas, with his wife, Suzie.

Titles by this Author

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena
by J. Gordon Melton, PhD
Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

The Vampire Almanac: The Complete History
by J. Gordon Melton, PhD
Vampire Almanac

The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third Edition
by J. Gordon Melton, PhD
Vampire Book 3e