Religion Program



Acknowledging both the multidisciplinary and the interdisciplinary requirements for the academic study of religion, those who teach in the Program both employ and rely upon a wide variety of disciplinary approaches in studies of religious phenomena.  Our faculty research and teach primarily about Biblical studies, Christian thought, and East Asian religions.

Dr. Jeff B. Pool, Eli Lilly Chair in Religion and Culture and Professor of Religion

Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey, Francis Alexander McGaw Chair in Religion and Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies

Dr. Duane A. Smith, Eli Lilly Chair in Religion, Associate Professor of Religion, and Chair of Religion Program


Michelle Tooley memorial service 6 16 15

The Religion Program is saddened to report the passing of our beloved colleague (2003-2015), Dr. Michelle Tooley, on May 26, 2015.  Obituaries and appreciations may be read here, here, and here.





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