(curriculum vitae may be linked to professor's name)Reg Lilly, Professor of Philosophy
Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion
Ph.D. Duquesne University
M.A. Duquesne University
B.A. University of Vermont
Specializations: 19th & 20th Century German Philosophy; Contemporary French Philosophy; Philosophy of Art and Music; Trauma Theory; Heidegger; Derrida.
Office: Ladd Hall 218
Mary Zeiss Stange, Director & Professor of Religion
B.A., M.A.,Ph.D.Syracuse University.
Specializations: Feminism, Theology, Religion and Culture Studies, Environmental Studies.
Office: Ladd Hall 213
Joel R. Smith, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph D., M.A., Vanderbilt University.
Specializations: Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Philosophy, Existentialism, Buddhism, Hinduism.
Office: Ladd Hall 217
Catherine Burris, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
B.A., double major, Classics and Religion; Pacific Lutheran University (1986)
M.A. in History; University of Missouri (2000)
Ph.D. in Religious Studies; University of North Carolina (2011)
Specializations: late-ancient religious culture and practices, and certain issues – gender, textual transmission and reception, and magic; Christian Scripture, Jewish Scripture, Western Religions.
Office: Ladd Hall 215
David Howlett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Ph.D.,The University of Iowa (Religious Studies, 2010)
M.A.,University of Missouri-Kansas City (History, 2004)
B.S.E.,University of Central Missouri (Secondary Education in Social Studies, 2001)
Specializations: Mormons, Native American religions, and American Judaism, the history of Christianity, the history of religions, and methods and theories in the study of religion
Gregory Spinner, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A. The University of Tennessee
M.A., Ph D., The University of Chicago
Specializations: History of Religions, Jewish Studies
Office: Ladd Hall 321