Religious Studies Department Faculty

Learn how to think profoundly and communicate clearly about societal issues and existential human questions through research, reading, writing and discussion.

Andrew Stern, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Religious Studies Program Coordinator

Ph.D., Emory University

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Shane M. Thompson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ph.D., Brown University

Dr. Thompson is an expert in the religion, languages, and cultures of ancient Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. He enjoys teaching classes on  religion and ancient history to instill passion, understanding, and empathy towards ancient cultures and unfamiliar religious traditions. Read More

Barry Drum

Barry Drum, Ed.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary