Experts List

Experts for: Religion & Spirituality

Omar H. Ali

Associate Professor, African American & African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor, History
PhD Columbia University
(336) 334-5507,

  • Independent Voters
  • Black History
  • African Diaspora
  • Islam and Muslims

Ali Askerov

Assistant Professor, Peace & Conflict Studies
PhD University of Manitoba
(336) 706-5809,

  • Peace education
  • Russian affairs
  • Turkish affairs
  • Islam

Craig Cashwell

Professor, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3427,

  • Couple Counseling
  • Spirituality & Mental Health
  • Sexual Addiction

A. Asa Eger

Assistant Professor, History
PhD The University of Chicago
(336) 334-5203,

  • Archaeology of the Middle East
  • Islam & Archaeology
  • Excavations in Turkey

Ericka Gonzalez

Assistant Director for Leadership, Office of Leadership and Service-Learning
MEd Brock University (Canada)
(336) 256-1484,

  • Leadership
  • Servant Leadership
  • Personality Type
  • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence

Gregory Grieve

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
Director, MERGE: a network for interdisciplinary and collaborative scholarship
PhD University of Chicago
(336) 334-5762,

  • Religion and Digital Media (New Media)
  • Hinduism and Buddhism
  • interdisciplinary scholarship
  • Internet and Social media
  • Video Games

William Hart

Professor, Religious Studies
Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, College of Arts & Sciences
PhD Princeton University
(336) 334-4912,

  • The Place of Religion in American Culture and Politics
  • African America Religion, Politics, and Culture
  • Relations Among Religion, Ethics, and Politics

Christopher Hodgkins

Professor, English
PhD The University of Chicago
(336) 334-4691,

  • Race and Religion in Colonial Jamestown
  • Why the Bible Matters
  • Teaching the Bible in the Public University
  • Empire & the Religious Imagination
  • The Foodways of the Atlantic World

Bruce Kirchoff

Associate Professor, Biology
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-4953,

  • Evolution and Belief

Derek Krueger

Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor, Religious Studies
Program Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD Princeton University
(336) 334-5762,

  • Early and Medieval Christian History
  • Religion and the Arts
  • Christianity and Gender

Emily J. Levine

Assistant Professor, History
PhD Stanford University
(919) 884-6531,

  • Modern German history
  • Modern Jewish thought and history
  • History of Ideas, intellectual communities, and universities
  • Transatlanticism and German-American Relations

Janet Lilly

Professor & Department Chair, Dance
MFA The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
(336) 334-3262,

  • Elements of Dance Choreography for Everyone
  • Site-Specific Choreography and Improvisation
  • Iyengar Yoga as a Body/Mind Practice

Joanne M. A. Murphy

Assistant Professor, Classical Studies
PhD University of Cincinnati

  • Greek Archaeology
  • Archaeology of Death
  • Bronze Age Mycenaean Palaces
  • Archaeology of Religion

Bennett Ramsey

Associate Professor, Religious Studies
PhD Union Theological Seminary
(336) 334-5762,

  • Religion and Politics
  • Evangelicalism
  • Separation of Church and State

Svi Shapiro

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Boston University
(336) 256-0156,

  • Violence & Schools
  • Moral & Social Dimensions of Education
  • Education & Democracy
  • The Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
  • Educational Reform
  • Critical Perspectives on Standardized Testing
  • Peace Education
  • Jewish & Spiritual Perspectives on Education

John Sopper

Lecturer, Religious Studies
Director of Special Projects, Undergraduate Education
MA Princeton University
(336) 334-9770,

  • Religion and Social Issues

Bob Wineburg

Professor, Social work
Director of Community Engaged Scholarship, School of Health and Human Sciences
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 708-3435,

  • Faith Based Social Services
  • Town Grown Partnerships
  • Social Entrepeneurism
  • Social Service Program and Organizational Development
  • Grant Writing

Scott Young

Professor & Department Chair, Counseling & Educational Development
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3464,

  • Interface of Spirituality, Religion and Counseling/Mental Health
  • Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Health Concerns