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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Program in Religious Studies



Faculty from many departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences teach Religious Studies courses.

Contact Information and Profiles

Kari Alexander, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 42
Office Hours: Summer 2016: Please email for an appointment.
Phone: 303-315-2148

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Angela Beale, B.S. - Program Assistant I

Office Location: AB1-3203
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8AM to 5PM
Phone: 303-315-3565

Specialties: Program Support;
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Nancy Ciccone, Ph.D. - Associate Professor & Chair

Office Location: 1015 9th Street Park
Office Hours: Spring 2016 T/R 2:30-3:00 & by appt.
Phone: 303-556-8395

Specialties: Medieval and Classical literatures;
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Sharon Coggan, Ph.D. - Associate Professor--Clinical Teaching Track

Office Location: Plaza 113
Office Hours: M/W 2:00 pm-3:30 pm or by appt
Phone: 303-556-4715

Specialties: History of Religions; Psychology of Religion;
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Mary DeForest, Ph.D. - Lecturer - Latin

Office Location: Plaza 118 L
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and by appt.
Phone: 303-556-3444

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Colleen Donnelly, Ph.D. - assoc. professor

Office Location: 1015 9th St.
Office Hours: On Sabbatical contact by email only
Phone: 303-556-3790

Specialties: medieval literature; modernism; theory;
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Sarah Hagelin, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

Office Location: 1061 9th St. Park, room 201
Office Hours: Spring 2016 W 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment
Phone: (303) 556-5673

Specialties: Film; television; women's and gender studies;
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Rachel E. Harding, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions

Office Location: Lawrence St. Center Suite 480
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:45pm, and by appt
Phone: 303-556-3601

Specialties: African American Creativity; Afro-Atlantic Religions; Brazilian History;
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Bassem Hassan, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: AB 3225
Office Hours: Fall 2015: MW 2:00-4:00pm
Phone: 303-315-1759

Specialties: International Relations; Middle East Politics;
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Lucy McGuffey, Ph.D. - Associate Professor CT

Office Location: AB1 # 3217
Office Hours: Fall 2015: M&W 9:00-11 am, 12:30-2; T 10-12pm
Phone: 303-315-1761

Specialties: international justice; international politics; political theory; social movements;
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Darryl Mehring, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: Plaza 113A
Office Hours: T/R 9:00-9:25 am, 12:30-1:45 pm or by appt
Phone: 303-556-8546

Specialties: Ethics; Philosophy of Consciousness; Spinoza;
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Robert Metcalf, Ph.D. - Associate Professor

Office Location: Plaza M108
Office Hours: Mondays 10:00-11:00 am, Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 pm or by appt
Phone: 303-556-6187

Specialties: Ancient Philosophy; Hermeneutics; Philosophy of Religion;
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Celeste Rossmiller, Ph.D. - Lecturer

Office Location: Student Commons Building #3307
Office Hours: T/R 11:00 am-12:30 pm or by appt
Phone: 303-315-3562

Specialties: ecology and religion; ethics; world religions;
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Richard D. Smith, Ph.D. - Senior Instructor

Office Location: student commons, 3109
Office Hours: Fall 2015: T/R 12:30-1:30 and by appointment.
Phone: 303-315-1793

Specialties: Tudor/Stuart England;
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