All Faculty


  • Susan E Bond

    Susan E Bond

    Adjunct Faculty

    Syriac apocalyptic literary/text-criticism of biblical texts

  • Matthew Brake

    Matthew Brake

    Graduate Research Assistant

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

  • John Barclay Burns

    John Barclay Burns

    Emeritus Faculty

    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

    Director of Graduate Programs

    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


  • Charles Garrettson

    Charles Garrettson

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Jaimie Gunderson

    Jaimie Gunderson

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow



  • Cuong Tu Nguyen

    Cuong Tu Nguyen

    Emeritus Faculty

    History of Religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Comparative Religious Ethics



  • Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Prabhavati C. Reddy

    Adjunct Faculty

    South Asian Religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, Sanskrit literature, and Indian Art History

  • 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

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

  • Garry Sparks

    Garry Sparks

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Associate Professor

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


  • David Asher Tassell

    David Asher Tassell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Religion & Politics; Rhetoric in Morals and Ethical Values; American Civil Religion

  • Ahmet Tekelioglu

    Ahmet Tekelioglu


  • Andrew Daniel Thrasher

    Andrew Daniel Thrasher

    Adjunct Faculty

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

  • John Turner

    John Turner


    American Religion; Mormonism; History of Colonial New England