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RELIGIOUS STUDIES FACULTY

Adler, William, PhD (Pennsylvania) MDiv (Yale) BA (Franklin and Marshall)
Distinguished University Professor and Director of Religious Studies, Member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Specializes in early Judaism and Christianity, with research interests in Jewish and Christian historiography.
443 Withers Hall
919-515-6334

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email: william_adler@ncsu.edu

Bigelow, Anna B., PhD (California, Santa Barbara) MA (Columbia) BA (Smith)
Associate Professor
Specializes in South Asian Religions, particularly Islam and inter-religious relations, shared sacred sites, conflict resolution, and religious extremism.
429 Withers Hall
919-515-6194

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email: anna_bigelow@ncsu.edu

Bivins, Jason C., PhD MA (Indiana) BA (Oberlin)
Professor, Member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Specializes in the religions of the United States, particularly the intersections between religion and politics since 1900.
447 Withers Hall
919-515-6102

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email: jcbivins@ncsu.edu

Cunningham, Mary Kathleen, PhD MPhil MA MDiv (Yale) BA (Carleton)
Associate Professor and Religious Studies Honors Director, Member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
Specializes in contemporary Western religious thought, theological hermeneutics, and the history of biblical interpretation.
347 Withers Hall
919-515-6105

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email: mk_cunningham@ncsu.edu

Harwood, Karey A., PhD (Emory) MTS (Harvard) BA (Yale) (on leave 2013/14)
Associate Professor, Member of the NC State Academy of Outstanding Teachers
Main areas of interest include bio-medical ethics, social ethics, feminist theory, and the sociology of religion and morality.
340 Withers Hall
919-515-3214

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email: karey_harwood@ncsu.edu

McLaughlin, Levi, PhD (Princeton) MA BA (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Interests include Asian religions (particularly traditions of Japan and China), theories and methodologies of the study of religion, religion and politics in Asia, Buddhism in modern society.

425 Withers Hall

919-515-6337

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email: lmclaug2@ncsu.edu

Sturdevant, Jason S., PhD (Princeton Theological Seminary) MDiv (Nazarene Theological Seminary) BA (MidAmerica Nazarene University)
Teaching Assistant Professor

Specializes in the New Testament and early Christianity.
449 Withers Hall
919-515-6383

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email: jssturde@ncsu.edu

Professors Emeritus

Fitzgerald, Curtis W.
Associate Professor Emeritus
340 Withers Hall
919-515-3214
email: fitzwc@aol.com

Highfill, W. Lawrence
Associate Professor Emeritus
340 Withers Hall
919-515-3214