Department chair: Steven Sacks | Contact info


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    Steven Sacks

    Associate Professor of Religion

    Teaches courses in Judaic Studies and Comparative Religion, including Hebrew Bible, Issues in Contemporary Judaism, The Islamic Path, and Religions of China and Japan. He has also developed study abroad courses in Laos, Mongolia, and Morocco. Professor Sacks is the author of “Midrash and Multiplicity: Pirke de-Rabbi Eliezer and the Reinvention of Rabbinic Interpretive Culturez” (Walter De Gruyter, 2009), as well as articles in Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism and Interpretation, Religion, and Culture in Midrash and Beyond. As an undergraduate, Sacks took advantage of a study program in India and has since returned to India several times and has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School; B.A., Grinnell College.

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    Catherine Quehl-Engel

    Chaplain of the College

  • Michelle Petersen

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion (one-year appointment)


  • Joseph Molleur

    Professor of Religion Emeritus

    Professor of Religion. A.B., Grinnell College; M.A., Episcopal Divinity School; Ph.D., Boston College-Andover Newton Theological School.