The Department of Religious Studies has a diverse and varied research profile. Most of our faculty have won external funding from granting agencies, including current SSHRC Insight Grants (Selby, Stephenson). 

Dr. Michael DeRoche

Associate Professor
M.Th. Laval; M.A., Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5010 Arts and Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-3539
Email: mderoche@mun.ca

Research Interests: Biblical studies, narratology, ancient Israelite religion, 2nd temple Judaism, early rabbinic Judaism

Dr. Patricia Dold

Currently Associate Dean of Curriculum and Programs, HSS

Associate Professor
M.A. Calgary; Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5031 Arts and Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-4538
Email: pdold@mun.ca

Research Interests: Hindu religious texts, Hindu goddesses, women and religion

Dr. Jennifer Porter

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Associate Professor
M.A., Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5009 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-2469
Email: jporter@mun.ca
Webpage: http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~jporter/index.html

Research Interests: Religion and popular culture, Religion and Disney, Alternative religious movements.

Dr. Michelle Rebidoux

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Liaison Officer
M.A. UBC, Ph.D. McGill
Office: 5030 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-8172

Research Interests: Philosophy of religion, comparative religion, theories of religion, history of Christianity, religious ethics

Dr. Jennifer Selby

Professor and Graduate Officer
M.A. Queen's; Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5029 Arts and Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-4046
Email: jselby@mun.ca
Webpage: https://www.mun.ca/faculty/jselby/

Research Interests: Islam in the West, secularisms, gender, method & theory, religion and anthropology

Dr. Barry Stephenson

Associate Professor, Department Head 
M.A. Laurier; Ph.D. Calgary
Office: 5005 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-8113
Email: bstephenson@mun.ca

Research Interests: Christian thought and history, ritual studies, religion literature and the arts


Retired Faculty

Dr. David N. Bell

Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Professor
M.A. Leeds; M. A., D.Phil. Oxford, F.R.S.C.
Office: 5030 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-8172
Email: dbell@mun.ca

Dr. David J. Hawkin

P.G.C.E. Leeds; M.A., Ph.D. McMaster
5030 Arts & Administration

Dr. Morley F. Hodder

Professor Emeritus
Dip. in Th. United Theological College; P.G.Dip. in Th. Edinburgh; S.T.M., Th.D. Boston

Dr. Kim Ian Parker

Dr. Kim I. Parker

M.A., Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5005 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-8594
Email: kparker@mun.ca

Research Interests: Hebrew Bible, critical theory, post-modernism, religion and political theory

Dr. Hans Rollmann

Professor Emeritus
M.A. Vanderbilt, Ph.D. McMaster
Office: 5027 Arts & Administration
Telephone: (709) 864-8171
Email: hrollmann@mun.ca

In Memoriam

Dr. Lee Rainey

Associate Professor
M.A., Ph.D. Toronto

Research Interests: Daoism, Confucianism, Chinese philosophy

Dr. Michael Shute

Dr. Michael Shute 

M.T.S. Atlantic School of Theology; S.T.L., S.T.D. Regis; Th.D. Toronto

Research Interests: Social ethics, philosophy of religion, Lonergan, religious aesthetics