Department Directory


Alfatli, Afrah

  • Senior Lecturer in Arabic

Interests: Arabic language and literature

Michela Andreatta

Andreatta, Michela

  • Associate Professor in Hebrew Language and Literature

Interests: Literary and intellectual history of Italian Jews from the medieval to the early modern period; Italian Hebrew poetry, particularly devotional and elegiac; Christian Hebraists of Renaissance Italy; Venetian Jewry


Bautista, Stefanie

  • Assistant Professor of Archaeology
Dan Beaumont

Beaumont, Daniel E.

  • Professor Emeritus of Religion and Classics


Interests: Arabic Languages and Literature

Douglas Brooks

Brooks, Douglas R.

  • Professor of Religion


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Chao, Shin-yi

  • Associate Professor of Religion


Interests: Chinese Religions

Elizabeth Colantoni

Colantoni, Elizabeth

  • Associate Professor of Classics


Interests: Roman, Italic, and Etruscan Art and Archaeology; Roman religion; early Rome

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Cushing, Alex

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Interests: Roman social history; Ancient slavery and Roman freedpersons; Roman epigraphy and papyrology


Jack Downey

Downey, Jack

  • John Henry Newman Professor of Roman Catholic Studies
    Professor of Religion and Classics

Interests: Contemporary Justice Movements; Liberation Theologies; North American religious history; Christianity; Buddhism: and Contemplative Traditions

Joshua Dubler

Dubler, Joshua

  • Associate Professor of Religion
  • Director, Rochester Education Justice Initiative

Interests: Religion in America

Dwyer, Justin

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics

Interests: Greek and Roman Comedy, Hellenistic Greece and Republican Rome, Greek and Latin Pedagogy, Ancient Theatre and Material Culture, Stagecraft and Performance, Fragmentary Authors, Manuscript Illumination, Coroplastic Studies, Historicism, Reception


Gondos, Andrea

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
William Green

Green, William Scott

  • Philip S. Bernstein Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies
  • Dean Emeritus of the College
    Nicholas Gresens

    Gresens, Nicholas

    • Associate Professor of Instruction, Classics

    Interests: Latin and Greek Language; Imperial Greek Prose; Ancient Geography, Topography, and Historiograpy


    Th. Emil Homerin

    Homerin, Th. Emil

    • Professor Emeritus of Religion
      Aaron Hughes

      Hughes, Aaron W.

      • Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies
        Dean's Professor of the Humanities
        Professor of Religion and Classics

      Interests: Jewish Studies; Islam; Method and Theory of Religion


      Marshall, Cona

      • Assistant Professor of American Religions

      Interests: Womanism, Black feminism, the Black church (as an institution), and African American public religious rhetoric

      Anne Merideth

      Merideth, Anne

      • Professor of Instruction, Religion
      • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Religion and Classics

      Interests: New Testament; History and Literature of Early Christianity


      Rood, Caleb

      • Department Administrator, Religion and Classics
        Program Coordinator, Center for Jewish Studies


      Nora Rubel

      Rubel, Nora

      • Jane and Alan Batkin Professor in Jewish Studies
        Associate Professor of Religion and Classics
      • Chair, Department of Religion and Classics

      Interests: American Religion; Race and Ethnicity; Religion and Foodways


      Edward Wierenga

      Wierenga, Edward

      • Professor Emeritus of Religion and of Philosophy

      Interests: Philosophy of Religion; Philosophical Theology