Position: Assistant Professor of Religion
Location: Goodson Basement, 8
Employed Since: 2014
Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University M.T.S., Theology, Boston University B.A., Theology, Union University
Fields of Expertise:
My research explores the interaction of Christianity, economics, and labor in order to better understand how religion shapes how we work and organize our economy. I teach courses in World Religions, Religion and Ecology, Christian Theology, and Asian Religions.
Understanding religion becomes more important everyday as globalization makes us increasingly aware of religious diversity in our local communities and around the world. I continue to study how religion shapes our communities and world because religion plays a powerful role in forming who we are and what we do. Whether working in private business, the health professions, or performing arts, appreciation of the diverse world religions has become essential to cooperating with colleagues, serving clients, and developing relevant products. I teach religious studies at SU because understanding how religion shapes our world prepares us be better professionals and more thoughtful global citizens.