College of Arts & Sciences

Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature academic excellence.

Isasm Aburaya

Issam Aburaya, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

He researches secularism, religion, nationalism, colonialism and orientalism, focusing on Islam and Palestine/Israel.
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Peter G. Ahr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion

Ahr is the Thomas and Ruth Sharkey Professor of Humanities.
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David Bossman

David M. Bossman, Ph.D.

Professor of Jewish-Christian Studies

Formerly Dean of Graduate Studies at St. Bonaventure University, Provost at Seton Hall and currently Professor in JCST.
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JCST Alan Brill

Rabbi Alan Brill, Ph.D.

Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies

Rabbi Brill specializes in Interfaith theology, Jewish mysticism, modern Jewish thought, and contemporary Orthodoxy.
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John Burke

John K. Burke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. John Burke is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Religion.
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Rev. Monsignor James M. Cafone, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Monsignor James Cafone is a member of the Department of Religious Studies.
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Charles Carter

Charles E. Carter, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Carter believes that scripture is more than an artifact of human history and culture. It is also relevant to today.
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Ki Joo Choi

Ki Joo (KC) Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

I specialize in the intersections between Catholic and Protestant ethics, moral philosophy, and political theory.
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Colleen Conway

Colleen M. Conway, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Conway's research interests are focused on the construction of gender in New Testament texts.
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Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Professor, Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program

Rabbi Finkel is an expert in the Torah, Rabbinic Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gospels and early Christianity.
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Father Frizzell

Lawrence E. Frizzell, S.T.L., S.S.L., D.Phil.

Director and Associate Professor, Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program

Father Frizzell is Director of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program & the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies
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Rev. Paul Holmes

Paul A. Holmes, STD

Distinguished University Professor of Servant Leadership

A member of the President's Cabinet for the last 10 years, Father Holmes has returned to his "first love," teaching.
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Richard Liddy

Richard M. Liddy, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Msgr. Liddy is University Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture and Director of the Center for Catholic Studies.
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Ines Murzaku

Ines A. Murzaku, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies

Dr. Murzaku is Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies
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Anthony Sciglitano

Anthony C. Sciglitano, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion; Chair

Dr. Sciglitano is the Director of the University Core Curriculum.
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Dana I. Viezure

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

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Gisela Goodrich T. Webb, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. Webb works in Islamic studies, interreligious dialogue, women's studies, and spirituality.
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Adjunct Faculty

Faculty EmeritI

  • Rev. John M. Ballweg
    M.A., The Catholic University of America
  • Rev. John Morley
    Ph.D., New York University

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Department of Religion
(973) 761-9480
Fahy Hall Rm. 322

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