Dr. Kate E. Temoney is a former student affairs assistant dean of students who joined the Department of Religion faculty at Montclair State University in 2016. She earned a B.A. from Wake Forest University in Psychology; an M.Ed. from the College of William & Mary in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership; and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Florida State University.
Dr. Temoney is broadly trained as a comparative religious ethicist and is interested in patterns of reasoning and behavior that are coded as " religious," especially among individuals and groups seeking to justify violent actions. Her research areas include human rights, the just war tradition, Buddhist applied ethics, and the problem of evil. She teaches courses on Religion and Genocide, The Holocaust, Comparative Religious Ethics, African Religions, Religions of the World, and Religions of the World.
In addition to the Unites States, Dr. Temoney has presented her work in Brazil, Poland, Belgium, Morocco, and Australia. Her recent publications are: “Those With the Sin…Stand to this Side” in _The Routledge History of Genocide_ (Routledge, 2015); “The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, and the Future of Genocide Studies” in _Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal_ (2016); an entry on Jainism and warfare in _War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict_ (ABC CLIO, 2017); “Religion and Genocide Nexuses: Bosnia as Case Study in _Religions_ (2017); and a co-authored piece with Simeon O. Ilesanmi, “Counter-terrorism and Religious Violence in Nigeria: A Human Rights Perspective on the Doctrine of Necessity,” in _Law and Religion in Africa_ (African Sun Media, 2018).