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Matthew L. Duperon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Phone: 570-372-4741
Office Location: Bogar Hall Rm 005
Office Hours:
12:30 p.m. – 2:25 p.m., TH
1:35 p.m. – 4 p.m., W

Academic Credentials:
MA, Cornell University
BA, College of William and Mary
PHD, Brown University

Duperon studies comparative religious ethics, specializing in the classical Chinese Daoist and Confucian traditions. In general, his research focuses on three important questions: 1) how do people think, feel, and act so that they have flourishing relationships with their world and with other people?; 2) how do people think, feel, and act to impede these relationships?; and 3) what can we do to move from doing more of the first, and less of the second?

These questions also drive his teaching interests, and all of Duperon's courses address them in some way. He is also interested in methods of contemplative pedagogy, which integrate meditation and other practices for training students' capacity to focus attention and engage more deeply with their lives and world.


  • ENGL-100 Writing and Thinking
  • HONS-301 Being Awesome At Life
  • HONS-301 Daoist and Confucian Ethics
  • OFFP-CHINA Past, Present and Future
  • OFFS-CHINA Past, Present and Future
  • RELI-101 Introduction to Religious Studies
  • RELI-110 Introduction to Religious Studies
  • RELI-117 Introduction to Asian Religions
  • RELI-208 Buddhism
  • RELI-315 Being Awesome At Life
  • RELI-318 Daoist and Confucian Ethics
  • RELI-400 Asian Religions
  • RELI-400 Buddhism
  • RELI-400 Chinese Folk Religion
  • RELI-400 Confucian Christian
  • RELI-400 Daoism
  • RELI-400 The Spiritual Experience
  • RELI-500 Capstone

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