All Faculty



  • Ann S. Birkelbach

    Ann S. Birkelbach

    Islamic Art & Architecture, Sacred Art of World Religions, Sacred Arts of Islam, Traditional Crafts and Cultures.

  • Susan E Bond

    Susan E Bond

    Adjunct Faculty

    Syriac Apocalyptic Literature; Literary and Text-Criticism of Biblical Texts

  • Matthew Brake

    Matthew Brake

    Adjunct Faculty

    Popular Culture, Religion, and Theology; Philosophy of Religion; Religious Thought of Søren Kierkegaard

  • Diana C Brown

    Diana C Brown

    Adjunct Faculty

  • John Barclay Burns

    John Barclay Burns

    Emeritus Faculty

    Religious Fundamentalism; Religions of the Near East; Ancient Israel; Religion and Mythology; Acting and Drama


  • David Dakake

    David Dakake

    Adjunct Faculty

    Comparative Religion; Islamic Thought

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Director of Graduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies; Shi'ite and Sufi Traditions; Women and Gender

  • Jetsun Deleplanque

    Jetsun Deleplanque

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Buddhism, Tibetan religion, Tibetan and Himalayan history, Bhutan, Tibetan Buddhist hagiography, Religion and politics in Asia

  • Jim Dooley

    Jim Dooley

    Adjunct Faculty

    World Religions, Awakenings and Revivals, Religious Themes in Literature. John Milton, The Rise of the Novel, 19th-century British Literature.


  • John Farina

    John Farina

    Associate Professor

    Religion and Society; Religion and Law; American Religious History

  • Alexandria Frisch

    Alexandria Frisch

    Assistant Professor

    Judaic Studies, Second Temple Literature, Dead Sea Scrolls


  • Charles Lloyd Garrettson

    Charles Lloyd Garrettson

    Assistant Professor

    Religion and Politics; Christianity; Plato; Taoism; Comparative Religion; Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophical Theology; History

  • Jaimie Gunderson

    Jaimie Gunderson

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Assistant Professor

    Religions of the ancient Mediterranean, New Testament/Christian origins, Late Antiquity, moral philosophy, emotion, embodied cognition, affect theory.

  • Michael Gutzler

    Michael Gutzler

    Adjunct Faculty




  • Sooil Kim

    Sooil Kim

    Adjunct Faculty

    Bioethics in Buddhism; Karmic consciousness


  • Nathan Lean

    Nathan Lean

    Adjunct Faculty

    Islam, Christianity, Muslim-Christian relations, anti-Muslim prejudice, religious studies methodology, religion and art, religion and music



  • Cuong Tu Nguyen

    Cuong Tu Nguyen

    Emeritus Faculty

    History of Religions; Buddhism; Hinduism; Sanskrit Literature; Comparative Religious Ethics



  • Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Adjunct Faculty

    South Asian Religions; Hinduism; Buddhism; Sanskrit Literature; Indian Art History

  • Colleen Erin Reynolds

    Colleen Erin Reynolds

    Assistant Professor

  • Young Chan Ro

    Young Chan Ro


    History of Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion; Chinese Philosophies and Religious Traditions; Cross-Cultural Study of Religions


  • Aziz Sachedina

    Aziz Sachedina

    IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies

    Religion and Politics; Islamic Law and Ethics; Sunni and Shiite Theologies; Biomedical Ethics; Human Rights; Democracy and Pluralism; Spirituality and Mysticism

  • Walter Walter Staggs

    Walter Walter Staggs

    Adjunct Faculty


  • David Asher Tassell

    David Asher Tassell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Religion and Politics; Religion, Spirituality, and Social Work; American Civil Religion

  • Ahmet Tekelioglu

    Ahmet Tekelioglu


  • Andy Daniel Thrasher

    Andy Daniel Thrasher

    Adjunct Faculty

    Comparative Theology and Philosophy; Philosophical Theology; Secularism; Asian Philosophy and Religion; Systematic Theology

  • Neil Tow

    Neil Tow

    Adjunct Faculty

  • John Turner

    John Turner



    American Religion; Mormonism; History of Colonial New England


  • Frederick C Webster

    Frederick C Webster

    Adjunct Faculty

    Eastern Orthodox Christianity; Religion and Film

  • Andrew W White

    Andrew W White

    Adjunct Faculty

    Late Antiquity, Byzantine Studies, Greek Cultural History