Religious Studies Faculty

Associate Professor Karla G. Bohmbach, department head, received her Ph.D. from Duke University. Her research focuses on feminist interpretations of the Hebrew Bible, though she teaches a wide range of courses in biblical studies, as well as such courses as Introduction to Women’s Studies and Women and Religion.

Associate Professor Jeffrey K. Mann received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the study of historical and contemporary theology, as well as world religions.

Associate Professor Thomas W. Martin, the interim chaplain, received his D.Phil. at Oxford University. He specializes in New Testament interpretation, especially the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He also teaches Science and Religion and pursues research in Christian ethics.

Assistant Professor Matthew Duperon received his Ph.D. from Brown University. He teaches courses in Asian religions, early Chinese philosophy and comparative religious ethics. His research focuses on three fundamental questions: 1) What promotes a flourishing relationship between a person and her world? 2) What impedes a flourishing relationship between a person and her world, and 3) How do we cultivate habits of thought and action that help us flourish? He has also taught courses at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and has studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing and National Taiwan University in Taipei. His Chinese name is Du Peilun 杜培倫.