Faculty

PARTICIPATING FACULTY

JOSEPH BAKER (Department of Sociology) (BA, MA East Tennessee State University, PHD Baylor University) Sociology of Religion, Religion in Contemporary American Popular Culture

JEFFERY POWERS-BECK (Department of English) (BA University of Iowa, MA PHD Indiana University) Literature of the Bible

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

ANTHONY CAVENDER (Department of Sociology and Anthropology) (BA Belmont College, MA PHD University of Tennessee) Religion and culture in Appalachia, ethnography and religion, ethnomedicine

DOUGLAS DUCKWORTH (Religious Studies in the Department of Philosophy and Humanities) (BA James Madison University MA PHD University of Virginia) Buddhist Philosophy, History of Buddhism, Religious and Philosophical traditions of Tibet, India, and China, Special emphasis on Tibetan Buddhism, Religion and Environmental Philosophy

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

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

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

THERESA LLOYD (Department of English) (BA Duke University, MA Pennsylvania State University, PHD University of North Carolina) Religion and culture in Appalachia