Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Name and Position Contact Research Interests
Laura Ammon
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 214-A
(828) 262-7641
History of Christianity, Women in Religion, Religion and Colonialism, Post-Colonial Theory, Religion in Latin America
Christopher Bartel
Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 115-B
(828) 262-7193
Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Ethics, Philosophy of Games, Philosophy of Music
Anna Cremaldi
Associate Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 117-B
(828) 262-8185
Ancient Greek, Environmental Ethics
Rodney Duke
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 116-A
(828) 262-3091
Biblical Studies: Old Testament, New Testament
Thomas B. Ellis
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 220
(828) 262-7780
South Asian Religions and Philosophies, Psychology and Biology of Religion, Theories of Religion, Religion and Culture
Rick Elmore
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 115-A
Social and Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, 20th Century French Philosophy, Critical Theory (Frankfurt School), Ethics, and Environmental Philosophy
Michael Eng
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 115A
(828) 262-2420
Philosophies of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability; Contemporary Continental Aesthetic Theory; Critical Ecology (including Critical University Studies and Critical Algorithm Studies); Asian and Comparative Philosophy; German Philosophy and Literature; Philosophy of Religion
Sandie Gravett
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 114
(828) 262-3089
Biblical Studies, Religion and Culture, Women's Studies
Kim Q. Hall
Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 126 and 127A Living Learning Center
(828) 262-6817
Feminist Theory, Ethics, Continental Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Environmental Philosophy, Disability Studies, and Queer Theory
Davis Hankins
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 228
(828) 262-6610
Biblical Studies, Literary and Critical Theory, History of Judaism and Christianity, Reception History of Biblical Literature
Alan J. Hauser
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 213
(828) 262-2420
Biblical Studies: Old Testament, Judaism
William M. Hutchins
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 215
(828) 262-2427
Islamic Studies: Philosophy and Literature
Jack Kwong
Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 117-A
(828) 262-2424
Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Logic
Cuong Mai
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 118-A
(828) 262-5555
Religions of Asia, especially the history of Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism
Conrad E. Ostwalt
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 115
(828) 262-2426
American Religious Traditions, Religion and Culture
Patrick Rardin
Associate Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 216
(828) 262-2423
Logic, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology
Randall Reed
Professor of Religious Studies
I. G. Greer Hall 217
(828) 262-2428
Sociology of Religion, History of Religions, New Testament
Matthew Ruble
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 223
Philosophy of mental illness, Ethics, Medical Ethics, Neuroethics, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Epistemology, Nietzsche
Kevin Schilbrack
Professor of Religious Studies and Department Chair
I. G. Greer Hall 114
(828) 262-3089
Philosophy and Theories of Religion
Jesse Taylor
Associate Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 127
(828) 262-2429
Philosophy of Language, Ethics, Social/Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Race
Joe Weiss
Lecturer in Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 214-A
Social and Political Theory, Classical German Philosophy, Aesthetics

Adjunct Faculty

Name and Position Contact
Scott Rice
Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy
Belk Library
(828) 262-2188
Ray Ruble
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy
I. G. Greer Hall 223
Stephen Young
Adjunct Faculty in Religious Studies
I. G. Greer 107

Administrative Staff

Name and Position Contact
Alice Fisher
I. G. Greer Hall 114
(828) 262-3089