Faculty and Staff

Department Chair

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Dorothy Rogers

445 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-3682

Dorothy Rogers, chair, received a PhD from Boston University. Her research interests include: women in the history of philosophy, faith-state issues in America, and the theoretical foundations of public/political altruism. She teaches courses including: Religion and Ethics, Politics, and Law in America; Philosophy of Religion; and Women and Religion. Her publications include: "Birthmothers and Maternal Identity," (in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering, by LaChance and Lundquist; Fordham, 2012), "The Other Philosophy Club: America's First Academic Women Philosophers," (in Hypatia, 2009), and America’s First Women Philosophers: Transplanting Hegel (Continuum, 2005).



Maureen Corbeski

446 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-3682

Maureen Corbeski is the program assistant for the Department of Religion. She received a BS from the University of Caldwell.

Full-Time Faculty


Mark Clatterbuck

448 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-4438

Mark Clatterbuck, associate professor, received a PhD in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. His primary research area is the Native North American encounter with Christianity. He teaches courses including Native American Religions, Religious Experience, Interreligious Encounters, Christian Liberation Theologies, and Introduction to Religion. His latest book project is Crow Jesus: First-Person Narratives of Native American Religious Belonging published by the University of Oklahoma Press (2017). He is also the author of Demons, Saints, & Patriots: Catholic Visions of Native America (1902-1962) published by Marquette University Press (2009).


Yasir Ibrahim

449 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-7418

Yasir Ibrahim, associate professor, received a PhD in Islamic Studies from Princeton University. His research interests include the study of modern religious reform, Islamic ethics and legal theory, and Qur’anic studies. He teaches courses including: Islamic Religious Traditions; Introduction to the Qur’an; Islam in the Contemporary World; Jihad, Just War and the Prospect of Peace; and Islamic Ethics and Law. His publications include articles in the journals Studia Islamica, Journal of Islamic Studies, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and The Journal of the Middle East and Africa.



Michael Lees

Dickson Hall
(973) 655-3682

Michael Lees, assistant professor, received a PhD in Global and Comparative Education from Walden University.  His research interests include examining the intersections of eastern and western spiritual, contemplative, and ecoliterate pedagogical approaches to learning for emerging adults in the higher education classroom.  He teaches courses including: Buddhism, Taoism, Asian Religions, Religion and Culture: An Ecological Perspective, Native American Religions, Death, Dying, and the Afterlife, Creative Thinking, and Religions of the World.  His publications include an article in Education Psychology Interactive, articles in Creative Thinking: A Chronicle, A Conversation, An Exploration, “Effect of Contemplative Pedagogy on the Ecoliteracy of Undergraduate Public State University Students,” (in Proquest, 2017) and papers presented at the 4th and 5th Annual University Teaching and Learning Showcase, Montclair State University.


John Soboslai

452 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-3682

John Soboslai, assistant professor, received a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include: comparative study of religious violence and the relationship between religion and the state in an increasingly interconnected global society. He teaches courses such as: Death, Dying, and the Afterlife; Religion and Culture; and Religion and Politics. He recently co-authored the book God in the Tumult of the Global Square with Mark Juergensmeyer and Dinah Griego and published by the University of California Press (2015).


Kate E. Temoney

450 Dickson Hall
(973) 655-3682

Kate E. Temoney, assistant professor, received a PhD from Florida State University. Her research interests include human rights, genocide, the just war tradition, Buddhist applied ethics, and the problem of evil. She teaches courses such as: Religion and Genocide, The Holocaust, Comparative Religious Ethics, Religions of the World, and African Religions. Her most recent publications include: "The 'D' is Silent, but Human Rights Are Not: Django Unchained as Human Rights Discourse" (in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: The Continuation of Metacinema, by Speck; Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), "'Those Who Have the Sin...Go to this Side': Genocide, Religion, and Genocide and Religion," (in The Routledge History of Genocide, by Carmichael and Maguire; Routledge, 2015), and "The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, and the Future of Genocide Studies" (in Genocide Studies and Prevention, 2016).

Part-Time Faculty

Antonova, Stamenka
Koschoski, Jonathan
Lee, Jessamyn
Oh, Jea Sophia
Sargese, Lisa