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Administrative Support Coordinator

Lisa K. Hoppes (M.A., Eastern Michigan University).  You can contact Ms. Hoppes at: weireter@iupui.edu

Department Faculty (click links for contact info and bios)

Chair and Mentor

David M. Craig, Professor (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998), economic and environmental ethics; health care ethics; religion and politics; virtue theory; history of religious and secular traditions of moral thought in the West

Matthew G. CondonSenior Trustees' Lecturer (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003), religion and violence; religious identity and ethics; religion and literature; modern religious thought

Edward E. Curtis IV, Professor and Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts (D.Litt. et Phil., University of South Africa, 2000), Muslim American and African American history; Islamic studies; modern Middle East; religion and American culture

Thomas J. Davis, Professor and Dean, School of Liberal Arts (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1992), 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

Kelly E. Hayes, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004), Afro-Brazilian and Afro-diasporan religions; women and religion; gender, sexuality, and religion; possession religions; ritual studies

Andrea R. JainAssociate Professor (Ph.D., Rice University, 2010), South Asian religions; Jain and Hindu traditions; social-scientific methods in the study of religion; gender theory

Peter J. Thuesen, Professor (Ph.D., Princeton University, 1998), American religious history; history of Christian thought; the Bible in American culture; Mormonism and American culture; the history of the book in colonial British America

Joseph Tucker Edmonds, Assistant Professor (jointly appointed in Africana Studies) (Ph.D., Duke University, 2013), African and African-American religions; religion and globalization; Liberation Theology; Womanist Theology; new religious movements in the African diaspora

Rachel M. Wheeler, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Yale University, 1998), American religious history; colonial American history; religion and colonial contact; Native American religions

Affiliated Faculty 

Arthur E. Farnsley II Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (Ph.D., Emory University, 1990), religious organizations; faith-based welfare reform; religion and politics

Philip GoffProfessor, American Studies, and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993), American religious history; religion in politics and popular culture

David King, Assistant Professor, Philanthropic Studies, and Karen Lake Buttrey Director Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, and Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies (Ph.D., Emory University), world Christianity; evangelical relief and development NGOs; religious humanitarianism; religion’s engagement with international affairs

Glenn E. Snyder, Visiting Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures (Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010), New Testament and early Christianity; the Apostle Paul; Ancient Mediterranean religions

Associate Faculty 

Kimberly Allanson (M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1994), biblical studies; the development of monotheism; the demise of the sacred feminine; speculative wisdom traditions

Thomas F. Foust (Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England, 2003), contemporary Christian thought; interreligious dialogue and ecumenism

Wayne Husted (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1992), Shi’ite Islam; popular Islam in Iran and South Asia

Faculty Emeriti

C. Conrad Cherry, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Drew University, 1965), American religious history; the teaching and practice of religion in American colleges and universities

William J. Jackson, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1984), Hinduism; South Indian bhakti (devotion) in the works of singer-saints; Asian arts and literature; comparative study of religion

E. Theodore Mullen, Professor Emeritus (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976), biblical studies; Hebrew Bible; ancient Near Eastern religion and culture

Jan Shipps, Professor Emerita (Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1965), American religious history; Mormonism; religions in the making; religion in urban America