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David M. Craig (Chair)

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Campus Address: CA 335A
Phone: (317)274-3689
Email: davcraig@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Adjunct Faculty in Philanthropic Studies
Academic Interests: History of religious and secular traditions of moral thought in the west, economic justice, health care ethics, ethics of consumption, virtue theory, democratic theory, religion and politics, religion and social theory
Teaching: Recent courses: R133 (Introduction to Religion), R379 (Religion and Philanthropy), R383 (Religion, Ethics, and U.S. Society), R384 (Religion, Ethics, and Health), R386 (Ethics of Consumption), R393 (Comparative Religious Ethics, R433 (Theories of Religion).
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Andrea R. Jain (Lead Undergraduate Advisor)

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Campus Address: CA 335E
Phone: (317)274-1721
Fax: (317)278-1325
Email: andrjain@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Professor Mentor, Department of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: Areas of interest include the history of modern yoga, especially yoga’s twentieth-century popularization and intersections with consumer culture. Currently writing on defining yoga, nationalism and yoga, yoga among disenfranchised communities, and the intersections of gender, sexuality, and yoga in the contemporary world.
Teaching: Course offerings include Hinduism and Buddhism, Yoga Traditions, Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus, Theories of Religion, Comparative Religions, and Introduction to Religion.
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C. Conrad Cherry (Retired)

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Campus Address: CA 341
Appointments: Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: American religious history, and the teaching and practice of religion in American colleges and universities
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Matthew G. Condon

Campus Address: CA 335
Phone: (317)278-1326
Fax: (317)278-1325
Email: mgcondon@iupui.edu
Appointments: Trustees Lecturer
Academic Interests: Religion and Violence, Religious Identity and Ethics, Religion and Literature, Modern Religious Thought
Teaching: Militant Religion (394), Religion and Violence (R381), Religion and Its Monsters (R348), Contemporary Religious Thought (R343), Modern Religious Tribalism (R300), Religion and Literature (R300), Love and Justice (R300), Religion and Imagination (R223), Comparative Religions (R212), Introduction to Religion (R133)
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Edward E. Curtis, IV

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Campus Address: CA 335
Phone: (317)278-1683
Fax: (317)278-1325
Email: ecurtis4@iupui.edu
Appointments: Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts; Professor of Religious Studies; Adjunct Professor of American Studies and Africana Studies
Academic Interests: Africana religions; Islamic studies; U.S. history; modern Middle East; religion and politics.
Teaching: Religion and Culture; Introduction to Islam; African American religions; Islam in America; Religion and Racism; Theories of Religion; Islam and Modernity.
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Thomas J. Davis

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Campus Address: CA 439
Phone: (317)274-8448
Fax: (317)278-2525
Email: iock100@iupui.edu
Appointments: Dean of the School of Liberal Arts
Professor of Religious Studies
Co-Editor of Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies

Academic Interests: History of Christianity, Reformation history and thought, the Eucharist and exegesis in sixteenth-century Europe, images of John Calvin in American culture, Religion and Philanthropy
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Arthur Emery Farnsley, II

[Photo]: Arthur Emery Farnsley, II

Campus Address: CA 417
Phone: (317)278-6492
Email: afarnsle@iupui.edu
Appointments: Research Professor of Religious Studies
Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Academic Interests: Religious organizations and religion's impact on other organizations
Faith-based welfare reform
Religion and Politics

Teaching: Comparative Religion
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Philip Goff

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Campus Address: CA 417G
Phone: (317)274-8410
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pgoff@iupui.edu
Appointments: Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies
Academic Interests: American Religious History
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Kelly E. Hayes

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Campus Address: CA 335E
Phone: (317) 278-2639
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: keehayes@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Women's Studies
Adjunct Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Academic Interests: Afro-Brazilian and Afro-diasporan religions; Women & religion; Gender/Sexuality and religion; Possession religions; Ritual studies; new religious movements; black magic
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William J. Jackson (Retired)

Campus Address: CA 335 B
Phone: (317)274-7643
Fax: (317)278-3354
Appointments: Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: Comparative study of religion, Asian arts and literature, South Indian bhakti (devotion) in the lives and works of singer-saints; and Fractal Geometry in the Humanities - recursive patterns in music, literature, art, and architecture.

Hindu Temple Fractals
For All Fractal Purposes
Gandhi's Art of Nonviolently Transforming Evil

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E. Theodore Mullen, Jr.

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Email: emullen@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: biblical studies with special emphasis upon Hebrew bible, ancient Near Eastern cultures, languages, and religion,religious literature and ethnic identity, and social world formation and maintenance
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Jan Shipps (Retired)

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Appointments: Professor Emerita of History and Religious Studies and
Senior Research Associate for the POLIS Center 1995-present
Academic Interests: history of American religion, religions in the making, religion in urban America, and Mormonism
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Glenn E. Snyder

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Campus Address: CA 502E
Phone: (317) 274-1465
Email: glsnyder@iupui.edu
Appointments: Visiting Lecturer in Religious Studies (and Classics)
Academic Interests: New Testament and early Christian studies (esp. Paul); Israelite studies from the Persian to Islamic periods; ancient Mediterranean myth, philosophy, and religion (e.g., Egyptian, Greek, and Roman)
Teaching: CLAS C205, "Classical Mythology"; CLAS G131-132, "Ancient Greek"; REL R133, “Introduction to Religion"; REL R243, "Introduction to the New Testament"; REL R300, "From Gnostics to Gnosticism"; REL R300, "Jews and Christians in Antiquity"; REL R315, "Hebrew Bible" (Tanakh/Old Testament); REL R325, "Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity"; REL R353, "Judaism"; REL R400, "Marytrdom in Early Christianity"
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Peter J. Thuesen

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Campus Address: CA 417D
Phone: (317)274-5942
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: pthuesen@iupui.edu
Appointments: Professor of Religious Studies
Adjunct Professor of American Studies
Co-Editor, Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation
Director of Humanities Research, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture
Academic Interests: U.S. religious history; Christian thought; the Bible in American culture; religion, weather, and the sublime; theological debates over predestination, providence, and theodicy; Catholic-Protestant relations in the U.S.; Mormonism and American culture; history of the book in colonial British America
Teaching: REL-R133 (Introduction to Religion), REL-R103 (The Bible and Culture), REL-R173 (American Religions), REL-R180 (Introduction to Christianity), REL-R313 (Religion and American Ideas), REL-R314 (Religion and Racism), REL-R339 (Varieties of American Religion), REL-R397 (Mormonism and American Culture)
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Joseph Lennis Tucker Edmonds

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Campus Address: CA504E
Phone: (317)274-7366
Fax: (317)278-9942
Email: jtuckere@iupui.edu
Appointments: Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Religious Studies
Academic Interests: African and African American Religions, Religion and Globalization, Liberation Theology, Womanist Theology, Alternative Christianities, New Religious Movements in the African Diaspora
Teaching: Religion and the Politics of Dissent in the African American Experience, Comparative Liberation Theologies, Comparative Religions
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Rachel M. Wheeler

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Campus Address: CA 335B
Phone: (317)274-7394
Fax: (317)278-3354
Email: wheelerr@iupui.edu
Appointments: Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Academic Interests: American religious history, colonial American history, Native American religions, religion and food, religion and music
Teaching: Religion and Culture (R101) American Religion (R173) Prophets, Captives and Converts (R312) Native American Religions (R367)
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Associate Faculty ( Religious Studies )

Kimberly L. Allanson

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Campus Address: CA313
Phone: (317)274-1465
Email: allanson@iupui.edu
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Thomas Foust

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Campus Address: CA 313
Phone: (317) 274-1465
Email: foustt@iupui.edu
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David M Gides

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Campus Address: CA313
Phone: (317)274-1465
Email: dgides@iupui.edu
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Wayne Husted

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Campus Address: IT 212B
Phone: (317)274-5629
Email: whusted@iu.edu
Appointments: Assistant Manager, Student Technology Computing, UITS
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Austin Ritterspach

Campus Address: CA 313
Phone: (317)274-1465
Email: aritterspach@aol.com
Appointments: adjunct instructor in Biblical Studies, Dept of Religious Studies, IUPUI
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James S Wolfe

Campus Address: CA313
Phone: (317)274-1465
Email: jaswolfe@iupui.edu
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Emeritus/Retired (REL)

Jan Shipps (Retired)

[Photo]: Jan Shipps

Appointments: Professor Emerita of History and Religious Studies and
Senior Research Associate for the POLIS Center 1995-present
Academic Interests: history of American religion, religions in the making, religion in urban America, and Mormonism
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