Faculty and Staff

Kimberly Eads

Kimberly EadsProgram Associate

203A Upham Hall
(513) 529-4300
eadskl@MiamiOH.edu

Contact about: Registration processes; curriculum questions; all things "Miami"


 

James C. Hanges

James C. HangerProfessor
Department Chair
Chief Departmental Advisor

203 Upham Hall
(513) 529-2029
hangesjc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religion and politics; New Testament; early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism; Pentecostalism and evangelicalism

Also affiliated with: Department of Classics


John-Charles Duffy

John-Charles DuffyAssistant Teaching Professor
Tri-chair, META Collective

200G Upham Hall
(513) 529-4304
duffyjc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religious pluralism in the U.S.; church and state; science and religion; Mormonism; dynamics of new religious movements


Nathan French

Nathan FrenchAssistant Professor

200E Upham Hall
(513) 529-4305
frenchns@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Islamic law (sharīʿa); histories and theories of jihad; Islamism; religion and politics; religion and violence

Also affiliated with: International Studies


Katie Hladky Grant

Katie Hladky GrantInstructor
Vice-chair, Comparative Religion Alumni Advisory Board

No office on campus (Online courses only)
(513) 529-4300
hladkykm@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: American and African American religious history; religion and sexuality, gender, violence, and power; online pedagogy


Hillel Gray

Hillel GrayAssistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator, Jewish Studies Program

200H Upham Hall
(513) 529-4309
grayhc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Judaism; Jewish law; religious bioethics; transgender; environmental ethics; fundamentalism or religious "extremism"


Rory Johnson

Rory JohnsonAssistant Professor

200D Upham Hall
(513) 529-4303
johns526@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Paganism and new religious movements; African American religions; religions of Africa and the Diaspora; religion and technology; religion and economy


Scott Kenworthy

Scott KenworthyAssociate Professor

200C Upham Hall
(513) 529-4308
kenwors@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religion in Russia; Eastern Orthodox Christianity; history of Christianity; global Christianity

Also affiliated with: Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies; Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of History


Liz Wilson

Liz WilsonProfessor

200F Upham Hall
(513) 529-4307
wilsone@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religions of South Asia; Buddhism; religion and gender; marriage and same-sex unions

Also affiliated with: Asian/Asian-American Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


 

Affiliates are faculty in other departments who teach courses or do research related to the study of religion.


James Bielo

James BieloAssistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

124A Upham Hall
(513) 529-8777
bielojs@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Anthropology of Christianity in the contemporary United States


Jana Evans Braziel

Jana Evans BrazielWestern College Endowed Professor
Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies Program
(Department of Global & Intercultural Studies)

34 MacMillan Hall
(513) 529-3996
brazieje@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Haitian Vodou and other African diasporic religions in the Americas


John Cinnamon

John CinnamonAssociate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Currently on leave
cinnamjm@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Intersections of religion, politics, ethnicity, and nationalism in Africa


Sandra Garner

Sandra GarnerAssociate Professor
American Studies Program
(Department of Global & Intercultural Studies)

120 MacMillan Hall
(513) 529-5333
garners2@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Native American cultures and religions; interreligious dialogue between Native and non-Native Americans

Experiential learning: Dr. Garner has developed a long-term research partnership with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, in which Miami students collaborate with tribal members on community-driven research and creative work.


Deborah Lyons

Deborah LyonsAssociate Professor
Department of Classics

104 Irvin Hall
(513) 529-1487
lyonsd@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Greek mythology and religion

 


Homayun Sidky

Homayn SidkyProfessor
Department of Anthropology

116D Upham Hall
(513) 529-1591
sidkyh@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Anthropology of shamanism in Nepal


 

Staff

Kimberly Eads

Kimberly EadsProgram Associate

203A Upham Hall
(513) 529-4300
eadskl@MiamiOH.edu

Contact about: Registration processes; curriculum questions; all things "Miami"


 

Faculty

James C. Hanges

James C. HangerProfessor
Department Chair
Chief Departmental Advisor

203 Upham Hall
(513) 529-2029
hangesjc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religion and politics; New Testament; early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism; Pentecostalism and evangelicalism

Also affiliated with: Department of Classics


John-Charles Duffy

John-Charles DuffyAssistant Teaching Professor
Tri-chair, META Collective

200G Upham Hall
(513) 529-4304
duffyjc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religious pluralism in the U.S.; church and state; science and religion; Mormonism; dynamics of new religious movements


Nathan French

Nathan FrenchAssistant Professor

200E Upham Hall
(513) 529-4305
frenchns@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Islamic law (sharīʿa); histories and theories of jihad; Islamism; religion and politics; religion and violence

Also affiliated with: International Studies


Katie Hladky Grant

Katie Hladky GrantInstructor
Vice-chair, Comparative Religion Alumni Advisory Board

No office on campus (Online courses only)
(513) 529-4300
hladkykm@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: American and African American religious history; religion and sexuality, gender, violence, and power; online pedagogy


Hillel Gray

Hillel GrayAssistant Teaching Professor
Coordinator, Jewish Studies Program

200H Upham Hall
(513) 529-4309
grayhc@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Judaism; Jewish law; religious bioethics; transgender; environmental ethics; fundamentalism or religious "extremism"


Rory Johnson

Rory JohnsonAssistant Professor

200D Upham Hall
(513) 529-4303
johns526@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Paganism and new religious movements; African American religions; religions of Africa and the Diaspora; religion and technology; religion and economy


Scott Kenworthy

Scott KenworthyAssociate Professor

200C Upham Hall
(513) 529-4308
kenwors@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religion in Russia; Eastern Orthodox Christianity; history of Christianity; global Christianity

Also affiliated with: Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies; Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of History


Liz Wilson

Liz WilsonProfessor

200F Upham Hall
(513) 529-4307
wilsone@MiamiOH.edu

Areas of expertise: Religions of South Asia; Buddhism; religion and gender; marriage and same-sex unions

Also affiliated with: Asian/Asian-American Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


 

Affiliates

Affiliates are faculty in other departments who teach courses or do research related to the study of religion.


James Bielo

James BieloAssistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

124A Upham Hall
(513) 529-8777
bielojs@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Anthropology of Christianity in the contemporary United States


Jana Evans Braziel

Jana Evans BrazielWestern College Endowed Professor
Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies Program
(Department of Global & Intercultural Studies)

34 MacMillan Hall
(513) 529-3996
brazieje@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Haitian Vodou and other African diasporic religions in the Americas


John Cinnamon

John CinnamonAssociate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Currently on leave
cinnamjm@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Intersections of religion, politics, ethnicity, and nationalism in Africa


Sandra Garner

Sandra GarnerAssociate Professor
American Studies Program
(Department of Global & Intercultural Studies)

120 MacMillan Hall
(513) 529-5333
garners2@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Native American cultures and religions; interreligious dialogue between Native and non-Native Americans

Experiential learning: Dr. Garner has developed a long-term research partnership with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, in which Miami students collaborate with tribal members on community-driven research and creative work.


Deborah Lyons

Deborah LyonsAssociate Professor
Department of Classics

104 Irvin Hall
(513) 529-1487
lyonsd@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Greek mythology and religion

 


Homayun Sidky

Homayn SidkyProfessor
Department of Anthropology

116D Upham Hall
(513) 529-1591
sidkyh@MiamiOH.edu

Related area: Anthropology of shamanism in Nepal