Paul Harvey researches, writes, and teaches in the field of American history from the 16th century to the present. His particular interests include Southern history, American religious history, popular culture, war and society, and the history of American music. Harvey is the creator of the professional scholarly blog Religion in American History. He is a contributor to the online journal Religion Dispatches. He also serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Southern History and American Nineteenth Century History as well as Religion Compass. In an expert report Harvey submitted in 2007 pertaining to Alexander v. Philip Morris he disclosed he charged $250 an hour for his litigation-driven research on tobacco.
 See expert report of Paul Harvey, August 7, 2007, Alexander v. Philip Morris. Westlaw reference: 2007 WL 6114298.