Mark Valeri and Laurie Maffly-Kipp

Our People

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Joe 
Loewenstein

Professor of English​
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities
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​Laurie F. 
Maffly-Kipp

Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics, Interim Vice Provost of Graduate Education
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Erin 
McGlothlin

Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of German and Jewish Studies
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​Aria  
Nakissa​

Director of Graduate Studies in Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
​Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology
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James Fitzgerald 
Poag

Professor Emeritus
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​Nancy 
Reynolds​

​Associate Professor of History, of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Affiliate), and of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (Affiliate)
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Michael 
Schaefer

History & Religious Studies Librarian
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​Leigh 
Schmidt​

Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor
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​Michael 
Sherberg​

Professor of Italian
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​Mark 
Valeri​

Reverend Priscilla Wood Neaves Distinguished Professor of Religion and Politics, Interim Director of Religious Studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Religious Studies
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​Abram 
Van Engen

Dean’s Fellow for Educational Innovations and Initiatives
Chair and Professor of English Professor of Religion and Politics (by courtesy) Pronouns: he/him/his
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​Hayrettin 
Yücesoy

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies​
Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, History (Affiliate), and Global Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Study Abroad Advisor for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies