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Teaching Faculty

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Sarah King

Sarah King

Associate Professor, Liberal Studies
Program Coordinator, Religious Studies
 

 

Dr. King is interested, broadly, in the role that religion and culture play in shaping human relationships to the natural world. Her areas of specialization include: comparative religion; environmental philosophy; place; ethnography and community-based research; indigenous-settler relations in North America; environmental values and conflict; food justice and sustainable agriculture; North American environmentalism.

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Abhishek Ghosh

Abhishek Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies
and Religious Studies

 

Dr. Ghosh's areas of interest are Hinduism, 19th Century Bengal, Bhakti Movements of India, and Vaishnavism.  

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Shel Kopperl

Shel Kopper

Professor, Biomedical Sciences
and Liberal Studies
 

 

Dr. Kopperl is interested in Science and medicine in the Bible and in post-Biblical Jewish texts.

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Diane Maodush-Pitzer

Diane Maodush-Pitzer

Affiliate Faculty, Liberal Studies
 

 

Dr. Maodush-Pitzer is interested in the connections between the "Big Story" and the "Little Stories."  Her areas of expertise include:  Ritual Studies - the Role of Religious Ritual in Shaping Human Experience; Women in Religion; Contemporary Ethical Issues, Religion and Social Justice;  Community, Politics and Leadership; and Dialogue for Democracy and Wholeness.

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Brent Smith

Brent Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies
 

 

Dr. Smith's research area is religious experience and community spiritual life. His area of expertise are religious experience, methods for studying religion, and church/state issues in America. 

 

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Jeremiah Cataldo

Jeremiah Cataldo

Assistant Professor, Frederik Meijer
Honors College
 

 

Professor Cataldo has a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern studies; master’s degree in philosophy; and a master’s degree in ministry. He has also been published in a wide array of books and journal articles.

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