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Religious Studies: Faculty and Staff


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. and 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.)
Patrick Gray. 2002. B.A., Oglethorpe University; M.T.S., Ph.D., Emory University. (New Testament; history of biblical interpretation; Greco-Roman moral philosophy.)
Kendra G. Hotz. 2006. B.A., University of Evansville; M.Div., Candler School of Theology, Emory University; Ph.D., Emory University. (Christian theology.)
Luther D. Ivory. 1997. B.A., University of Tennessee; M.S., University of Arkansas; D.Min., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University. (African-American religion and ethics; civil rights movement.)
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.)
Mark W. Muesse. 1988. B.A., Baylor University; M.T.S., A.M., and Ph.D., Harvard University. (Theology; world religions.)
Daniel Ullucci. 2011. W.J. Millard Professorship in Religious Studies B.S., Boston University; M.A., Ph.D. Brown University. (Early Christianity; ancient Mediterranean religion.)

Assistant Professors

Rhiannon Graybill. 2012. B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (Hebrew Bible; gender and sexuality.)

Visiting Assistant Professors

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

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. and 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. and M.A., University of Saudi Arabia; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Yale University. (Islamic studies.)


Stephanie Cage. Departmental Assistant.