Because the academic study of religion is an interdisciplinary field, our faculty use a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, including anthropological, historical, literary, and philosophical approaches. Our core faculty research and teach primarily about Biblical studies, Christian thought, and contemporary spirituality. Supporting faculty from other departments teach about the history of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and East Asian religions.
Dr. Jeff B. Pool, Eli Lilly Chair in Religion and Culture and Professor of Religion
Dr. Duane A. Smith, Eli Lilly Chair in Religion, Associate Professor of Religion, and Chair of Religion Department
Dorothy Dean, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Women’s and Gender Studies
Sister Mary Reginald Anibueze, Assistant Professor of Religion and African and African American Studies