Religious Studies: Faculty and Staff


Patrick Gray. 2002. The Albert Bruce Curry Professor of Religious Studies. 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.  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)


Associate Professors

Thomas Bremer. 2001. 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) 

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)

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


Assistant Professors

Raissa von Doetinchem de Rande. 2020. M.A., University of Oxford; M.A.R., Yale University; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University. (Islamic studies; ethics.)

Brooke Schedneck. 2017. B.A., Boston University; M.T.S. Harvard University; Ph.D., Arizona State University. (Asian religions.) 

Shatavia L. Wynn. 2022. B.A., Claflin University; M.A., Yale University Divinity School; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. (African American religion; Africana studies)


Part-Time Faculty

Micah D. Greenstein. 2020. B.A., Cornell University; M.P.A., Harvard University; Rabbinic Ordination, M.A.H.L., D.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. (Judaism)

Jonathan C. Lewis. 2021. B.A., University of Georgia; M.Div., Duke Divinity School; D.Min., Memphis Theological Seminary. (Religious studies; Speech communications; Pastoral care and counseling; Narrative medicine) 



Christie Arnold, Departmental Assistant.