Education: B.A., Nazareth College; M.A., Temple University; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Teaching and Research Interests: Since my introduction to the study of religion as an undergraduate, I have been fascinated by the startling similarities and unexpected differences between and among world religions. When connected to my research interest in feminist thought, Holocaust studies, and interfaith dialogue, this fascination has led to sometimes disquieting, but always thought-provoking, insights.
Education: B.A., D'Youville College; M.A. and Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Teaching and Research Interests: Dr. Bochen studies and teaches Roman Catholic theology, feminist theology, American religions, and spirituality (particularly the works of Thomas Merton).
Education: B.A., Oregon State University; M.A., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Teaching and Research Interests:
My main areas of teaching are in the Hindu traditions, global Christianity, gender/politics and religion, and mysticism.
Education: B.A., The Ohio State University; M.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Teaching and Research Interests: In addition to teaching our introductory course in world religions (“Exploring Religion”), I enjoy learning and teaching about religious ethics, and the relationships among religion, science, and politics. My current cycle of courses includes “Biomedical Ethics,” “Ethics of the Professions,” “Religion and Science,” “Living Well: Ethics in the World’s Religions,” “Christian Ethics: Stories of Virtue and Violence,” and our “Junior-Senior Seminar.” I am very fortunate that our department allows me to teach courses that fit my passions so well.
Education: B.A. and M.A., University of Peshawar; Ph.D., Temple University
Teaching and Research Interests: Dr. Muhammad Shafiq studies and teaches comparative religion, theory and method in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Interfaith Studies, and Malcolm and Martin. He directs the interdisciplinary minor in Interfaith Studies. His research interest are mainly in the area of Islam and Interfaith Studies.
Education: B.A., St. John Fisher College; M.Div., St. Bernard's Seminary; M.A., St. Bernard's Seminary; Th.M., Harvard University; M.Phil. and Ph.D., Syracuse University
Teaching and Research Interests: Dr. Heyman studies and teaches ancient Near Eastern religious texts, Second Temple Jewish literature, the Bible, early Christian history and theology. He has a special interest in the sacrificial ritual and rhetoric of the Abrahamic religious traditions.