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Jennifer Dunatov

Jennifer Dunatov, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Doctorate, Health Care Ethics (DHCE), Duquesne University (2011)
MA, Theology, Loyola Marymount University (2003)
BA, Theology, Loyola Marymount University (2001)

Kirianna Florez

Kirianna Florez, Instructor, Religious Studies

PhD Student in Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology
MA in Biblical Studies and Reformation Literature, Claremont School of Theology, 2012
BS in English Literature, cum laude, Utah State University, 2010

Kendra Fredrickson-Laouini

Kendra Fredrickson-Laouini, PhD, Instructor, Religious Studies

PhD ABD, Practical Theology: Inter-Religious Education, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA

MA Interreligious Studies, Claremont Lincoln University, Claremont, CA

BA Communications; Emphasis in French, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Sara Frykenberg

Sara Frykenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD, Religious Studies, Focus in Theology, Ethics and Culture and Women's Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University
MA, Religious Studies, Claremont Graduate University

Guillermo Garcia

Guillermo Garcia, PhD, Associate Professor, Part-time Instructor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD in Religious Studies, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium.
STB MA in Theology, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, Belgium.
Licence en Philosophie at Institut Suprieur de Philosophie, Universit Catholique de Louvain.

Jaye Houston

Jaye Houston, PhD, Instructor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 2005.
MA with an emphasis in Religion, Self, and Society and a certificate in Woman's Studies, Florida State University, 1998.

Leslie Jenal

Leslie Jenal, JD, MA, Instructor, Religious Studies

MA in Bioethics The Bioethics Institute, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
JD, Order of the Coif University of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, CA
BA, Metaphysical and Epistemological Philosophy, cum laude Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Sr. Darlene Kawulok

Sr. Darlene Kawulok, CSJ, D. Min., Department Chair, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

D. Min., Barry University, Miami, Florida, 2003.
MA in Theology, St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, 1995.

Research Interests – Feminist Social Theory, Systems Theory, Social Justice

Robin Owens

Robin Owens, PhD, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA Master of Sacred Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY Master of Religion, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA

 

Melissa Pagán

Melissa Pagán, PhD, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD in Religion, Ethics, and Society—Emory University
MA in Theology—Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
MA in Bioethics—Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Mary Pullock

Mary Pullock, Instructor, Religious Studies

B.S. summa cum laude, Political Science, California State University, Northridge.

M.A. Religious Studies, Mount Saint Mary's College

Michael Reading

Michael Reading, Instructor, Religious Studies

PhD (student) -- Religion: Comparative Theology and Philosophy, Claremont School of Theology

MA Religious Studies, Naropa University 2014

BA Religious Studies, University of Redlands 2010

Dan VanDyke

Dan VanDyke, Instructor, Part-time Instructor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD (candidate) in Historical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary.
MA in Religious Studies, Sr. Magdalen Coughlin Award, Mount Saint Mary’s University, 2002.
BA in Liberal Arts Summa Cum Laude Mount Saint Mary’s University, 1997.

Dirk von der Horst

Dirk von der Horst, Instructor, Part-time Instructor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD, Theology, Ethics, and Culture, Claremont Graduate University (2010)
MA, Critical and Comparative Studies in Music, University of Virginia (1999)
MTS, Old Testament Interpretation, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (1996)
BMus, Viola Performance, DePaul University, Chicago (1994)

Laurie Wright Garry

Laurie Wright Garry, PhD, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MA in Theological Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana