Religious Studies Faculty

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Full-Time Faculty

J. Todd Hibbard
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) (RELS 2200; 11:20 a.m.-12:35 p.m. TR, Winter 2016)
Feminist Biblical Interpretation (RELS 3240; 4:00-6:30 T, Winter 2016)
The Torah (RELS 5205 and 4205; 6:40-9:10 p.m. M, Winter 2016)
Biblical Hebrew (directed study; Winter 2016)
Prophets and Visionaries (RELS 2230; last offered in Fall 2015)
Prophets, Wisdom, and Apocalyptic (RELS 5225 and 4230; last offered in Fall 2015)
Western Religions (RELS 2030; last offered in Winter 2015)
Introduction to the New Testament (RELS 2245; last offered in Winter 2015)
The Four Gospels (RELS 5235 and 4240; last offered in Winter 2015)
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; last offered in Fall 2014)
Dead Sea Scrolls (RELS 5960 and 4950; last offered in Fall 2014)
Arts, Letters, Revelations (RELS 4250; last offered in Fall 2013)
From Adam to David (RELS 2220; last offered in Summer I, 2013)
Jesus and Gospels (RELS 2240; last offered in Winter 2013)
Torah and Historical Writings (RELS 5210 and 4220; last offered in Fall 2012)
Paul and Revelation (RELS 2250; last offered in Winter 2012)

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Hsiao-Lan Hu
Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

Teaches:
Asian Religions (RELS 2020; 1:00-3:30 p.m. M, Winter 2016)
Buddhisms in America (RELS 3061; 6:40-9:10 p.m. W, Winter 2016)
Gender and Religion (RELS 5440 and 4140; 6:40-9:10 p.m. T, Winter 2016)
Class, Race and Gender (RELS 2450; last offered in Fall 2015)
Academic Study of Religion (RELS 5000; last offered in Fall 2015)
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; last offered in Winter 2015)
Buddhism (RELS 3060; last offered in Winter 2015)
Gender in Asian Traditions (RELS 5063 and 4141; last offered in Fall 2014)
Master's Thesis (RELS 5990; Fall 2014)
Readings in Ritual Studies (directed study offered in Fall 2012)
Sexuality in Chinese Religion (directed study offered in Summer II, 2012)
Religions and Global Wellbeing (RELS 5132 and 4132; last offered in Winter 2011)
Contemporary Japanese Religious Ethics (directed study offered in Winter 2011)
Japanese Religions (directed study offered in Fall 2010)
Traditions in China (RELS 5062 and 4021; last offered in Fall 2009)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Fall 2009)
Women and Religion (RS 214; last offered in Winter 2009)
Eastern Religions (RS 202; last offered in Winter 2009)
Eastern Religions (RS 402; last offered in Fall 2008)
Religion and Society (RS 100; last offered in Fall 2008)

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Justin J. Kelly, S.J.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; 6:40-9:10 p.m. M, Winter 2016)
Theology of Death and Resurrection (RELS 5340; 6:40-9:10 p.m. R, Winter 2016)
God and the Human Condition (RELS 2560; last offered in Fall 2015)
Religion and Psychology (RELS 5500 and 4950; last offered in Fall 2015)
The Quest for God Today (RELS 2500; last offered in Winter 2015)
Theology of the Imagination (RELS 5580; last offered in Winter 2015)
Catholic Theology Today (RELS 2300; last offered in Fall 2014)
Spiritual Autobiographies (RELS 5570 and 4950; last offered in Fall 2014)
Theology and Literature (RELS 5970 and 4510; last offered in Winter 2014)
Modern Christian Theologians (RELS 5320 and 3320; last offered in Winter 2013)
Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought (RELS 5481 and 4440; last offered in Fall 2011)
The Quest for Historical Jesus (500-level; last offered in Summer 2010)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Winter 2010)
The Bible as Religious Literature (RS 229; last offered in Winter 2010)

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Jennifer Rike
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Religion and Film (RELS 2360; 4:00-6:30 p.m. R, Winter 2016)
God and the Human Condition (RELS 2560; 4:00-6:30 p.m. T, Winter 2016)
Religion, Health, and Healing (RELS 3590; online; Winter 2016)
The Study of Religions (RELS 2001; online, last offered in Fall 2015)
Love and Sexuality in Modern Christian Thought (RELS 2440; last offered in Fall 2015)
Violence, Nonviolence, and Religion (RELS 2490; last offered in Fall 2015)
Sexuality and Love in Contemporary Christian Thought (RELS 5601 and 4440; last offered in Fall 2013)
Gender and Religion (RELS 2140; last offered in Winter 2012)
Christ in Faith, Fiction, and Film (RELS 2350; last offered in Fall 2011)
Introduction to Religion (RS 100; last offered in Winter 2010)
Introduction to Theology (RS 231-level; last offered in Fall 2009)

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James B Tubbs Jr
Professor and Chair of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Health Care Ethics (ETH 3580; 6:40-9:10 T and 4:00-6:30 W, Winter 2016)
Ethics and Public Policy (ETH 3590; last offered in Fall 2015)
Christian Ethics (RELS 5401 and 4340; last offered in Fall 2014)
Ethics and Health Care (RELS 5950; last offered in Fall 2013)
Theology, Ethics, and Medicine (5000-level; last offered in Fall 2009)

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Adjunct Faculty

Gregory A. Banazak
Instructor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Justice: Contemporary Issues and Theories (RELS 3480; 4:00-6:30 p.m. W, Winter 2016)
Honors On the Divine (RELS 3755-HP; last offered in Fall 2015)
Health Care Ethics (ETH 3580-C2; last offered in Winter 2015)
Theology of Death and Resurrection (RELS 3350; last offered in Fall 2014)
Christianity and World Religions (RELS 5131 and 4130; last offered in Fall 2013)
Ethics and Economic Theories (RELS 5430 and 3430; last offered in Winter 2013)
Theology and Death (Directed Study; Fall 2012)

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Simon Joseph Hendry, S.J.
Instructor of Religious Studies and Director of Catholic Studies

Teaches:
Catholicism: Spirit and Methods (RELS 2000; 9:55-11:10 a.m. TR, Winter 2016)
Dynamics of Spiritual Growth (RELS 3530; last offered in Fall 2013)
Classical and Contemporary Catholicism (RELS 4320; last offered in Fall 2014)
Honors On the Divine (RELS 3755-HP; last offered in Fall 2012)

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Martin G. Leever
Professor of Philosophy

Teaches:
Catholic Health Care Ethics (RELS 4680; 11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. TR, Winter 2016)

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David Edward Nantais
Instructor of Religious Studies

Teaches:
Rock, Hip-Hop and Religion (RELS 3980; last offered in Fall 2013)
Heath Care Ethics (ETH 3580)
Ethics (PHL 2010)

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Gail M. Presby
Professor of Philosophy

Teaches:
Philosophy of Religion (RELS 3000; last offered in Fall 2014)

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Achmat Salie
Instructor of Religious Studies and Director of Islamic Studies

Teaches:
Introduction to Islam (RELS 2050 / ISLM 2050; online, Winter 2016)
Creative Islam (RELS 3051 / ISLM 3100; online, Winter 2016)
Classical Islam (RELS 4100; last offered in Winter 2015)
Contemporary Islam (RELS 4112; last offered in Winter 2014)

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