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Religious Studies: Faculty and Staff


Patrick Gray. 2002. B.A., Oglethorpe University; M.T.S., Ph.D., Emory University. (New Testament; history of biblical interpretation; Greco-Roman moral philosophy)

Stephen R. Haynes. 1989. The Albert Bruce Curry Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Florida State University; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University. (Holocaust studies; religion and politics; religion and literature; religion and education)

Steven L. McKenzie. 1983. The Spence L. Wilson Senior Research Fellow. B.A., M.Div., Abilene Christian University; Th.D., Harvard University. (Old Testament; Hebrew)

Milton C. Moreland. 2003. B.A., University of Memphis; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University (Archaeology; New Testament; Christian origins; historiography)

Associate Professors

Thomas Bremer. 2001.The R. A. Webb Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., The Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (History of religion in America)

Rhiannon Graybill. 2012. The W. J. Millard Professor of Religious Studies. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (Hebrew Bible; gender and sexuality)

Kendra G. Hotz. 2006. The Robert R. Waller Chair of Population Health. B.A., University of Evansville; M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University; Ph.D., Emory University. (Christian theology)

John C. Kaltner. Chair. 1996. The Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations. B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.A., Maryknoll School of Theology; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute; Ph.D., Drew University. (Biblical studies; Islam)

Bernadette McNary-Zak. 1999. B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Catholic University of America; Ph.D., University of Toronto. (Early Christianity)

Daniel Ullucci. 2011.  B.S., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D. Brown University. (Early Christianity; ancient Mediterranean religion)

Assistant Professor

Sarah E. Rollens. 2015. B.A., University of North Carolina at Wilmington; M.A., University of Alberta; Ph.D., University of Toronto (New Testament, Early Christianity)

Visiting Assistant Professors

Kathleen W. Peters. 2016.  A.B., University of Georgia; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Emory University (Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near Eastern History)

William Randolph Hearst Fellow

Duane T. Loynes Sr. 2017. B.A., Trinity International University; M.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Marquette University (Religious Studies)

Part-Time Faculty

Harry K. Danziger. B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.A. and Ordination, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. (Judaism) Supported in part by the Jewish Chautauqua Society.

R. Craig Jordan. B.A., Greensboro College; M.Div., D. Min., Vanderbilt University; M.S., University of Memphis. (Pastoral care and counseling; bioethics; death and dying) 

Yasir Kazi. B.Sc.University of Houston; B.A., M.A., University of Saudi Arabia; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (Islamic studies)


Stephanie Cage. Departmental Assistant.