Greta G. Austin

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Professor, Religious Studies,  Director, Gender and Queer Studies Program, and James Dolliver National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor
(On Sabbatical Spring 2020)

BA, Princeton University, 1990
MA, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1992
MPhil, PhD, Columbia University, 1996, 2000

Heather R. White


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Terence Beck

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Gender and Queer Studies

(Interim Director Spring 2020)




Professor, Education

BA, Eastern University, 1997
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2000
PhD, Princeton University, 2007





BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1979
MEd, University of Puget Sound, 1990
PhD, University of Washington, 2000

Regina Duthley

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Assistant Professor, English


BA, St. John's University, 2007
MA, CUNY Queens College, 2011
PhD, St. John's University, 2017

Tanya Erzen

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Associate Research Professor, Religion and Gender & Queer Studies


BA, Brown University, 1995
MPhil, PhD, New York University, 2002

Sara E. Freeman


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Suzanne Holland

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Associate Professor and Chair, Theatre Arts




Professor, Religious Studies,  John B. Magee Professor of Science and Values, and Director, Bioethics Program

BA, University of Puget Sound, 1995

MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997, 2002




BA, Indiana University, 1978
MA, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, 1991
PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1997

Priti Joshi

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Professor, English and James Dolliver National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Co-Professor

BA, University of Maryland, 1988
PhD, Rutgers University, 1998

Alisa Kessel

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Professor, Politics and Government

BA, BS, MA, Arizona State University, 1998, 1998, 2000
PhD, Duke University, 2006

Laura Krughoff

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Assistant Professor, English

BA, Loyola University-Chicago, 2000
MFA, University of Michigan, 2003
PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2014

Siddharth Ramakrishnan

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Associate Professor, Biology and Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience, Director, Neuroscience Program

(On Leave 2019-2020)

BE, Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences-India, 2000
MS, PhD, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2002, 2005

Brett M. Rogers

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Associate Professor, Classics

BA, Reed College, 1999
PhD, Stanford University, 2005

Melvin Rouse

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Assistant Professor, Psychology


BS in Psychology, Virginia Tech, 2004

MA in General Psychology, Boston University, 2005

PhD in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2014  

Renee E. Simms

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Associate Professor, African American Studies

BA, University of Michigan, 1988
JD, Wayne State University Law School, 1992
MFA, Arizona State University, 2007

Stuart Smithers

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Professor, Religious Studies, and Director, Religious Studies (Spring 2020)

BA, San Francisco State University, 1980
MA, MPhil, PhD, Columbia University, 1984, 1985, 1992

Alison Tracy Hale

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Professor, English, and Co-director, Honors Program

BA, University of California-Berkeley, 1985
MA, Boston University, 1989
MA, San Francisco State University, 1995
PhD, University of Washington, 2005

Jennifer Utrata

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Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology

BA, University of Chicago, 1992
MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 2001, 2008

Harry Velez-Quinones

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Professor, Hispanic Studies

BA, Washington University, 1982
MA, PhD, Harvard University, 1983, 1990

Stacey Weiss

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Professor, Biology

BS, University of California-Los Angeles, 1991
PhD, Duke University, 1999