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Meet our religious studies faculty

David V. Fiordalis - Chair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies; co-coordinator, Global Studies major, OCE; affiliated faculty, Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies.

David V. Fiordalis  Chair, Associate Professor of Religious Studies; co-coordinator, Global Studies major, OCE; affiliated faculty, Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Environmental Studies.

Pioneer 209A
503-883-2569

dfiordal@linfield.edu

Education:

  • MA, PhD, University of Michigan (Asian Languages and Cultures)
  • MA, University of Chicago Divinity School (Divinity)
  • BA, Carleton College (Asian Studies)

David Fiordalis teaches courses in religious studies, environmental studies, and philosophy, often bringing his background knowledge of the religions of Asia, especially Buddhism and Hinduism, to the study of religious beliefs, practices, stories, values, and institutions. His research mainly explores the classical Buddhist literature of South Asia and the Himalayan region.

He currently also serve as co-editor of the Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies.

For more information about the journal, please visit: http://www.iijbs.org/

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David L. Massey - Chaplain/Director of College Ministries

David L. Massey  Chaplain/Director of College Ministries

Melrose 110
503-883-2259

dmassey@linfield.edu

Education: 2001, Chaplain. BA Linfield College; MDiv Colgate Rochester Divinity School; DMin San Francisco Theological Seminary

 

Jennifer Williams - Assistant Professor

Jennifer Williams  Assistant Professor

Pioneer 109
503-883-2456

jewillia@linfield.edu

Education:

  • M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Southwestern University

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