Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Susan E Bond

    Susan E Bond

    Adjunct Faculty

    Syriac apocalyptic literary/text-criticism of biblical texts

  • John Barclay Burns

    John Barclay Burns

    Associate Professor

    Religious fundamentalism, religions of the Near East/religion of ancient Israel, religion and mythology, acting and drama


  • David Dakake

    David Dakake

    Adjunct Faculty

    Comparative religion; Islamic Thought

  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Associate Professor

    Islamic thought, Qur'anic Studies, Shi'ite and Sufi traditions, women's issues


  • John Farina

    John Farina

    Associate Professor

    Religion and Society, Religion and Law, American Religious History


  • Randi L Rashkover

    Randi L Rashkover

    Concentration Head

    Associate Professor

    Jewish philosophy, Jewish-Christian theological relations, Jewish feminist thought

  • Young Chan Ro

    Young Chan Ro


    History of religion, philosophy of religion, comparative religion, Chinese philosophies and religious traditions, and cross-cultural study of religions


  • Abdulaziz Sachedina

    Abdulaziz Sachedina

    IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies

  • Whitney T Shiner

    Whitney T Shiner

    Associate Professor

    Biblical Studies/New Testament and Christian origins, early Christian thought, and world religions

  • Garry Sparks

    Garry Sparks

    Assistant Professor

    Study of Christianities, Religions of Latin America, Theories of Religion, Native American Religions

  • Sarah A Sparks

    Sarah A Sparks

    Adjunct Faculty


  • John  Turner

    John Turner

    Associate Professor

    American Religion; History of Early New England; Mormonism