We're excited that the 2020 issue of Mind's Eye features the work of Dr. John Schmalzbauer. In the piece, he talks about the role religion plays in the context of human society - and most specifically, on university campuses. In 2001, he and Dr. Kathleen Mahoney ventured into an extensive research project. “We wanted to test our hypothesis that there is more attention to … [Read more...] about Congratulations, Dr. Schmalzbauer
This fall, the Department of Religious Studies' graduate program will see a change of leadership as Dr. Jack Llewellyn steps down after several years of service to make way for our new graduate program director, Dr. Mark Given. Dr. Given, Associate Professor of Religion, earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has since taught courses in Biblical … [Read more...] about New REL Graduate Program Director
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Artman, Instructor in the Department of Religious Studies, who was recently awarded the "Master Online Course Recognition Award: Best in Category - Assessment & Feedback" at the recent All Faculty Recognition ceremony 28 May 2020. No surprise to anyone who knows her, Dr. Artman's enthusiasm and engaging teaching style are appreciated by her … [Read more...] about Dr. Amy Artman Receives Best in Category Award
Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, department head of Religious Studies, was recently interviewed by KSMU reporter Emily Yeap for the "Missouri State Journal". Dr. Berkwitz specializes in South Asian religion and culture and explains the practices and benefits of yoga and meditation for stress relief, as well as other applications. Listen to the interview on the KSMU website, … [Read more...] about Feeling Stressed? We Can Help!
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our former colleague, Dr. J. Ramsey Michaels, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State University). Dr. Michaels began teaching here in 1984 and is highly regarded for his research in biblical studies and his many published books about the New … [Read more...] about Professor Emeritus J. Ramsey Michaels Passes Away