M. Zakyi Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Professor & Department Chair
Specializations: Islam; Qur'an and its Exegesis; History of Islamic Thought; Women in Islam; Religions in Africa
Office: UH-309 Phone: 657-278-8241
Paul J. Levesque, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean
Specializations: Christianity, Religion & Politics
Office: H-211H Phone: 657-278-5902
James A. Santucci, Ph.D .
Specializations: Theosophy, Vedic literature, Theravada Buddhism, and Samkhya
Office: UH-312 Phone: 657-278-3727
Jeanette Reedy Solano, Ph.D .
Specializations: Religion & Film/Pop Culture; Latin America & Religion
Office: UH-311 Phone: 657-278-7554
Bradley E. Starr, Ph.D .
Specializations: Religion & Violence, Christianity, Religion & Sociological Analysis
Office: UH-310 Phone: 657-278-3917
Mugdha Yeolekar, Ph.D.
Specializations: Hindu traditions; living religions of India; women and religion; religious reading
Office: UH-315 Phone: 657-278-4419
Mark G. Bilby, PhD, MSLIS
Senior Assistant Librarian, Scholarly Communications, Lecturer
New Testament, Gospel of Luke, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Christian Apocrypha, Saint Dismas, Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Digital Humanities
Office: PLS-365A Phone: 657-278-4600
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ORCID: 0000-0003-0100-6634
History of Religions, the study of Comparative Religions and Christian Studies
Joseph Conti, Ph.D.
Specializations: Christian mysticism and the psychology of contemplative spirituality
Specializations: American Religion, Feminist Ethics, Religion and Gender, Ethnography
Office: UH 130
R. Zakiyyah Muhammad, Ed.D.
Specializations: Muslims/Islam in America and Women in Islam
Office: UH-315 Phone: 657-278-2442
Matthew Pitts, M.A., JD
Specializations: Judaism, American Religion, Mormonism and the intersection of law and religion
Specializations: Islam, Islam in South Asia, Women in Islam, Religious violence specifically genocide and sex/gender based violence
James Rietveld, Ph.D.
Specializations: History of Christianity in the Early, Medieval, and Byzantine periods, New Testament Studies, and Greco-Roman religions
Office: H735L Phone: 657-278-8730
Intersection of Religion, Media, & Culture; Interfaith Relations; Perspectives of Marriage & Family in Religion, Religious Education
Office: UH 315
Indian Religions, Indian Buddhism, Newar Buddhism, Sanskrit Buddhist texts, Pali and Sanskrit Language
Sana Tayyen, PhD.
Specializations: Contemporary Islam, Women in Islam, Comparative Theology: Ghazali and Aquinas, Islam in America