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Chair of the Religious Studies Department: Eliza Kent

Professor: Eliza Kent

Associate Professor: Joel R. Smith

Assistant Professor: Bradley Onishi, Ryan Overbey

Teaching Professor: Gregory Spinner

Professor Emeritus: Mary Zeiss Stange

The Religious Studies Department at Skidmore is committed to being an inclusive learning community, seeking to both broaden intellectual horizons and represent a range of identities among its faculty, staff, and students. We firmly believe that the study of religion fosters deep intercultural and global understanding, which in turn encourages and enables informed, responsible citizenship. Our aim, in the topics we address and in the people we hire, is to further a robust and enlightening conversation about how religions shape the world we share. We thus invite persons of any faith, class, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or ability to join us in that conversation.