Meet Our Faculty

Abhishek Amar

Abhishek Amar, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Dyal Singh College; M.A. and M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D., University of London
Areas of expertise: archaeological history of South Asian religions, especially Buddhist and Hindu traditions; research in themes of inter-religious dynamics, syncretism and religious transformation; colonialism and reconfigurations of sacred centers; and religion and water management in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions
Steve Humphries-Brooks

Steve Humphries-Brooks, Professor of Religious Studies

A.B. William Jewell College; M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Phil. Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary
Areas of expertise: New Testament studies, literary and social-historical criticism of the Gospels, religion in film, early Christian mysticism, theories and methods for the study of religion
Quincy Newell

Quincy Newell, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Amherst College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of expertise: American religious history, religion in the American West, interreligious contact, religious experience of racial/ethnic and religious minorities, Native American religious history, African American religious history, Mormonism, gender and religion
Heidi Ravven

Heidi Ravven, the Bates and Benjamin Professor of Classical and Religious Studies

B.A., Brandeis University; M.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Brandeis University
Areas of expertise: Baruch Spinoza, Moses Maimonides, neuroethics, Jewish studies
S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.A.T.S., Columbia Seminary; M.Th. University of Glasgow; Ph.D., Emory University
Areas of expertise: religion and media, religion and popular culture, comparative religions, blasphemy and controversial art, religious life in the U.S.
Seth Schermerhorn

Seth Schermerhorn, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Areas of expertise: anthropology of religion, global Christianities, religion in American, Native American religious traditions, traditional ecological knowledge, pilgrimage, personhood and place

Contact Information

Religious Studies Department

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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