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. The aspect of religion that most fascinates me is how religion and culture intertwine and inform one another. This has led me to explore religious practices typically thought to be "out of place," such as Christian pilgrimage and saint devotion in south India and Hindu temple worship in North America. My work has led me to the joys and challenges of comparison, a process that looms large in my courses, in my most recent book called Bringing the Sacred Down to Earth: Adventures in Comparative Religion, and in my recent adventures with Icelandic trance mediums and spirit healers.
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., 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.
Education: B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Columbia University
Education: B.A., Nazareth College; M.A. St. Bernard's Institute; Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University; degree in progress, Ph.D. Syracuse University.
Teaching and Research Interests: Ethics, gender, race and sexuality; comparative religions and pedagogy, and feminist liberation theories. Areas of special interest are Indigenous Religions, Christianity and marriage.
Education: B.A., St. John Fisher College; M.Div., St. Bernard's Seminary; D.Min., Colgate Rochester Divinity School; Ph.D., The Graduate Theological Foundation
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.