Religious Studies Faculty
This list of professors is made up of instructors from a range of departments.
The Religious Studies program is an interdisciplinary program hosted by the Department of Philosophy & Humanities.
JENNIFER ADLER Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities, Departments of History and Appalachian Studies (BA Harvard University MA PhD Vanderbilt University) American religious history
JOSEPH BAKER Department of Sociology (BA, MA East Tennessee State University, PhD Baylor University) Sociology of Religion, Religion in Contemporary American Popular Culture
MICHAEL ANTHONY FOWLER Department of Art & Design (BA Colorado College, MTS Harvard University, MA Tufts University, MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University) classical art and architecture, religions of the ancient Mediterranean, material religion, iconography and archaeology of ritual
WILLIAM DOUGLAS BURGESS JR. Department of History (BA, MA, University of South Florida, PhD University of Wisconsin) History of religions in the ancient world and late antiquity, History of Christianity and Buddhism
KEITH GREEN, Coordinator Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities (BA Saint Olaf College MDIV Yale University PhD Brown University) Western religious thought, religion and ethics, method and theory in the study of religions, philosophy of religion, gender and sexuality in the study of religions
JOSHUA REID Department of Literature and Language (BA Virginia Tech, MA-English University of Kentucky, MA-Art History University of Kentucky, PhD University of Kentucky) Bible as Literature, Bible in Literature, Visual Arts, and Film.
JEFF GOLD Department of Philosophy (BA University of Wisconsin MA PhD Ohio State University) Religious dimensions and influence of Greek and Hellenistic philosophical traditions, Emerging American religious movements
LINDSEY KING Department of Sociology and Anthropology (BS East Tennessee State University, MA Georgia State University, PhD University of Tennessee) Anthropology of religion and social scientific study of religion in culture