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Department Faculty

Religion faculty members are also affiliated with the African Studies Institute, the Institute for African-American Studies, the Center for Asian Studies, and the Institute for Native American Studies

Staff members emails can be found on the "contact" page.

Professor

Dr. Richard Elliott Friedman
Ann and Jay Davis Professor of Jewish Studies (PhD, Harvard)
Hebrew Language and Literature, Jewish Studies

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Dr. Baruch Halpern

Covenant Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies(PhD, Harvard)
Jewish Studies
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Dr. Kenneth Honerkamp
Professor (PhD, Aix-en-Provence)
Arabic, Islamic texts, Shariah (Islamic Law), North African Sufism
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Dr. Sandy D. Martin
Professor and Department Head (PhD, Columbia)
History of Christianity, American and African American Religious History
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Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine
Professor (PhD, Virginia)
Religion and Literature, African American Religions and Literatures, Religious Theory and Thought, Women's Spirituality and Writings
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Dr. Jace Weaver
Professor (PhD, Union Theological Seminary), Director of the Institute of Native American Studies
Native American Cultures and Religious Traditions, Eschatology, Apocalypticism
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Dr. David S. Williams
Professor (PhD, Hebrew Union College) , Director of UGA Honors Program
Judaism, Hebrew, Intertestamental Literature, Hebrew Bible

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Associate Professor

Dr. Ibigbolade Simon Aderibigbe
Associate Professor (PhD, University of Ibadan, Nigera)
African Traditional Religions

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Dr. Alan Godlas
Associate Professor (PhD, Berkeley)
Islam, Quranic & Hadith Studies, Arabic & Persian, Sufism

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Dr. Wayne Coppins
Associate Professor (PhD, Cambridge, England)
New Testament

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Derrick Lemons
Assistant Professor (DMin, Asbury Theological Seminary)
The Anthropology of Christianity; Religion in American Culture; Missional Church Theology; Culture Change; Reflexivity

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Dr. Nanette Spina
Assistant Professor (PhD, McMaster University, Canada)
South Asian Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism

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Lecturers/Instructors

Dr. Adel Amer
Lecturer (PhD, Ain Shams University-Egypt)
Arabic

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Dr. Robert Foster
Lecturer (PhD, Southern Methodist University)
Christian Theology, New Testament Studies

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Dr. Jodie Lyon
Lecturer (PhD, Southern Methodist University)
Theological Studies

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Dr. Jason Roberts
Lecturer (PhD, Marquette)
Catholic Theology, Christian Anthropology, Theological Ethics, Hermeneutics

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Ms. Laura Weaver
Instructor
(PhD Candidate, U of CA-Santa Barbara)
Native American Studies and Literature

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Professor Emeriti (No contact information available)

Dr. Robert H. Ayers
Professor Emeritus (Vanderbilt)
Historical and Philosophical Theology (No contact information available)


Dr. George Howard

Professor Emeritus (Hebrew Union College)
New Testament and Early Christian Literature, Greek and Semitic Languages, Intertestamental Studies
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Dr. Russell Kirkland
Professor Emeritus (Indiana)
Taoism, Asian Religions, Native American Religions
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Dr. William L. Power
Professor Emeritus (PhD, Emory)
Historical, Systematic and Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Religion
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Temporary Instructors

Karla Evans (RELI 1001, MA, UGA)), knevans@uga.edu
Zechariah Eberhart (RELI 1008, MA, UGA)), zeber@uga.edu
Dr. Ingie Hovland (RELI 1001, PhD, Univ. of London), ih30083@uga.edu

Colin Law (RELI 1002, MA, UGA)) cjlaw@uga.edu
Yassin Mohamed (ARAB, MA, Univ. of Mississippi), ymohamed@uga.edu
Wanda Wilcox,(RELI 4900, MA, UGA), wwilcox@uga.edu


Graduate Teaching Assistants

Arash Aboutorabi (Persian), toraba@uga.edu
Cody Cannon (RELI 1002) cannonco@uga.edu
Drew Craver (RELI 1001) craver@uga.edu
Sarah Cook (RELI 1001) sarahcook.2185@uga.edu
Kazami Hamid Fakhrodin (RELI 1001), fakhrodin.kazemi25@uga.edu
Tyler Kelley
(RELI 1001, RELI 4001) tyler2@uga.edu
Kilian McCormick (RELI 1003) kilian.mccormick@uga.edu

Amanda Walls (Hebrew), ansmith@uga.edu

Graduate Assistants
Nasim Fekrat fekrat@uga.edu
Katie Googe (RELI 1003) kgooge@uga.edu
Rachel Keane (RELI 1003) rach6l@uga.edu

Jason Hagler (RELI 1003) jason.hagler25@uga.edu
Hisham Qureshi (RELI 1003) hqureshi@uga.edu
Lane Smith lhs46893@uga.edu


Foreign Language Teaching Assistants
Parviz Abdumononov (TAJIK/TURK) pa38902@uga.edu
Mouad Faitour (ARAB) mf44483@uga.edu
Sunnat Kosimov (UZBEK) srk20727@uga.edu
Saira Rashad (URDU) sr93741@uga.edu
Zia Ullah (PASH) zu08183@uga.edu