Faculty

Core and affiliated faculty in the Graduate Division of Religious Studies include members of the Department of Religion, faculty of the School of Theology with secondary appointments in the Division, and affiliated faculty from across the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, including but not limited to the Departments of Anthropology, Art History, Classics, English, History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, Psychology, and Sociology.  Several programs of the Division also draw on the resources of other qualified Centers and Schools of the University.

Once approved by area coordinators and advisers, professors from these units may serve as major advisers and assist in the design and evaluation of individual programs and in the evaluation of qualifying examinations, theses, and dissertations. In addition, professors at institutions associated with the Boston Theological Institute (such as Andover-Newton, Harvard and Boston College) frequently serve on dissertation committees for doctoral candidates in the GDRS at Boston University.

Core Faculty

Kecia Ali (on leave Fall 2014)
Associate Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Nancy Ammerman
Director, Graduate Division of Religious Studies
Professor of Sociology of Religion, School of Theology; Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Linda L. Barnes
Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine

John H. Berthrong
Associate Professor of Comparative Theology, School of Theology

Alisa Bokulich
Director, Center for Philosophy & History of Science
Associate Professor Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Alejandro Botta
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, School of Theology

Christopher B. Brown
Associate Professor of Church History, School of Theology

Gina Cogan
Assistant Professor of Religion, Department of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Katheryn Pfisterer Darr
Professor of Hebrew Bible, School of Theology

M. David Eckel
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Theology

Christopher H. Evans
Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies, School of Theology

Walter E. Fluker
Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership, School of Theology

David Frankfurter
Chair of the Department and William Goodwin Aurelio Chair and Professor, Department of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael A. Grodin, M.D.
Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust Faculty, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Professor of Bioethics and Human Rights School of Public Health Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Shahla Haeri
Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

John Hart
Professor of Christian Ethics, School of Theology

Ray Hart
Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Theology

Emily Hudson
Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Steven T. Katz
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Jonathan Klawans
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Deeana Klepper
Associate Professor of Religion and History, College of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer W. Knust
Associate Professor, School of Theology; Associate Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Frank Korom
Professor of Religion and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences.

Lance Laird
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences, School of Medicine

Hillel Levine
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Diana Lobel
Associate Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas Michael
Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Elizabeth Moore
Dean, School of Theology; Professor of Theology & Education, School of Theology

Robert C. Neville
Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Theology

Anthony Petro
Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Stephen Prothero
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Teena Purohit
Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Shelly Rambo
Associate Professor of Theology, School of Theology

Dana L. Robert
Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission,
School of Theology

Jon H. Roberts
Tomorrow Foundation Professor of American Intellectual History, College of Arts and Sciences

Rady Roldan-Figueroa
Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, School of Theology

Steven Sandage
Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Theology, School of Theology

Chris R. Schlauch
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Religion, and Psychology of Religion, School of Theology

Adam Seligman
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

C. Allen Speight
Director, Institute for Philosophy & Religion; Associate Professor of Philosophy & Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences

George Stavros
Executive Director, Albert & Jesse Danielsen Institute; Clinical Director, Counseling Psychology & Religion Program; Assistant Professor of Pastoral Psychology and Religion, School of Theology

Bryan Stone
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Theology; James K. and Eunice Matthews Chair, E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism, School of Theology

James Christopher Walters
Associate Professor of New Testament, School of Theology

Karen Westerfield Tucker
Professor of Worship, School of Theology

Wesley J. Wildman
Professor of Theology and Ethics, School of Theology

Claire Wolfteich
Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Spiritual Formation, School of Theology

Michael Zank
Director, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies; Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Affiliated Faculty

Clifford Backman
Associate Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Berlin
James R. Wiseman Chair in Classical Archaeology; Professor of Archaeology, College of Arts & Sciences

Tian Yu Cao
Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

William C. Carroll
Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Dennis Costa
Associate Professor of Italian, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Dahlstrom
Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Dellheim
Professor, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Diefendorf
Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Juliet Floyd
Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Aaron Fogel
Associate Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Aaron Garrett
Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Abigail Gillman
Associate Professor of German and Hebrew, College of Arts and Sciences

Erik Goldstein
Professor of History and International Relations, College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Griswold
Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Phillip Haberkern
Assistant Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Hefner
Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, & World Affairs (CURA); Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Nicholas Huckle
Senior Lecturer in French, College of Arts and Sciences

Victor Kestenbaum
Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

T. Jefferson Kline
Professor of French, College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Lindholm
Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Timothy Longman
Director of the African Studies Center; Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Susan Mizruchi
Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey Mehlman
Professor of French, College of Arts and Sciences

Augustus Richard Norton (on leave Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Bruce Redford
Professor of Art History and English, College of Arts and Sciences

Stephen P. Scully
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

John Thornton
Director of African American Studies Program; Professor of African American Studies and History, College of Arts and Sciences

Robert P. Weller
Professor of Anthropology; Research Associate, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs

Emeriti

Peter L. Berger
University Professor Emeritus; Professor Emeritus of the Sociology of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School, School of Theology; Director, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. Director, Institute for Religion and World Affairs

Anthony Barrand
Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences

Paula Fredriksen
Professor Emerita; William Goodwin Aurelio Chair Emerita, Department of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Livia Kohn
Professor Emerita of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Carter Lindberg
Professor Emeritus of Church History, School of Theology

Herbert W. Mason
Professor Emeritus of History & Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Henry Marcucella
Professor Emeritus of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Stanley Rosen
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Merlin Swartz
Professor Emeritus of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Elie Wiesel
Professor Emeritus of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences; Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities