Dr. Victor Matthews, Dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and Professor of Religious Studies, published his 19th (!) book, Experiencing Scripture: The Five Senses in Biblical Interpretation. Recently, Adair Seifert interviewed Victor for The Missouri State Journal. Victor’s primary academic field is in Biblical Studies, specifically the Old Testament/Hebrew … [Read more...] about Dean Victor Matthews Publishes 19th Book
The MSU Graduate College recently awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities to Mr. Riley Brown, who graduated in spring 2022 with a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Riley’s thesis is called “A Nation of Priests: Authority, Expertise, and the Religious Nones,” and he argues therein that the religiously unaffiliated are akin to self-appointed experts in … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Graduate Wins Distinguished Thesis Award!
Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies M.A. graduate Niyati Sethi on securing grant funding for the upcoming Festival of Festivals: Tour of the Globe event! After identifying grant opportunities from the Missouri Humanities Council, Ms. Sethi worked with Daezia Smith, leadership programs specialist, to apply for and secure the funds. The result: a Festival of Festivals: … [Read more...] about REL MA Graduate Secures Funding for Tour of the Globe Event
Congratulations to Derek Moser, MSU Religious Studies MA graduate (2013), for accepting the position of Director of Resource Management and Discovery at Meyer Library! The position is tenure-track – Assistant Professor. Derek is currently finishing his doctoral work at the University of Buffalo and was the Adult Programming Librarian at the Joplin Public Library. We are … [Read more...] about REL Alumnus Derek Moser joins Meyer Library Faculty
Pictured, left to right, recently retired Religious Studies faculty members Austra Reinis, Lora Hobbs, and Kathy Pulley The Religious Studies department this month honored three of our recently retired faculty members: Lora Hobbs, Dr. Austra Reinis, and Dr. Kathy Pulley. These three faculty members, along with Dr. Jack Llewellyn who retired last year, greatly … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Honors Recent Retirees