Department of Religious Studies
Left to Right: James Bowley, Lola Williamson, Steve Smith, Bennie Reynolds, Younus Mirza
James E. Bowley
(Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) is currently Chair of Religious Studies. He teaches courses in biblical studies, Abrahamic traditions, and religion and literature.
Steven G. Smith
(Ph.D., Duke University), a member of both the Religious Studies and Philosophy Departments, works especially in philosophy of religion and the history of religious thought.
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) specializes in Asian traditions and contemporary North American religions.
(Ph.D. Georgetown University) specializes in Islamic history and texts.
Bennie H. Reynolds
(Ph.D., University of North Carolina) specializes in biblical studies and ancient Mediterranean religions.