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“No Matter Where You’re From, We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor:” Enacting Justice Initiatives and Community Formation in Faith-Based Organizations

Name: Jenna Smith Major: Sociology Minor: Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon, Dr. Seiko Matsuzawa (Second Reader) Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in the United […]


On the Basis of Biological Sex

Name: Camille Carr Majors: Sociology, Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Heather Fitz Gibbon, Dr. Mark Graham As of February 2022, ten states have enacted legislation […]

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Following the Lead: Impact of Soil Amendments on Lead Toxicity to Tomato Plants

Name: Alicia McElwee Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Paul Edmiston, Dr. Mark Snider (second reader) Heavy metal contamination in the […]

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AMRE | Fututorwo

Vera Bordah ’22 | Mechanical Engineering Henry Pellegrin ’23 | Global & International Studies and Religious Studies Mekdes Shiferaw ’23 | Global & International […]

Kelsey Stone

Intersecting interests in biology and religious studies inspire examination of how consumption affects success

Combining biology and religious studies, two fields that would seem to be at odds with each other, into one Independent Study project as a […]

Lauren Brown

Conversations on the Christian to Buddhist Conversion Experience

Name: Lauren Brown Major: Religious Studies Advisor: Dr. Chan Sok Park This I.S. uses personal accounts to discuss the experience of the conversion process […]

Paradoxical Descriptions of Divine Beings

Student Name: Tiago Garcia Ferrer Majors: English, Religious Studies Advisors: Bhakti Mamtora & Bryan Alkemeyer Most Joyful Award Within almost every mythology on earth […]

Kelsey Stone

Implications of Buddhist Monk’s and Olympic Pentathlete’s Diet on Performance in their Respective Fields

Name: Kelsey Stone Majors: Biology, Religious Studies Advisors: Dr. Nicholas Brandley, Dr. Mark Graham, Dr. Bhakti Mamtora, Dr. Rebecca Williams Olympic Pentathletes and Buddhist […]

Benjamin Hassan

Those Who Choose: A New Understanding of Heresy

Name: Benjamin Hassan Major: Religious Studies Minor: Environmental Studies Advisor: Dr. Sarah Mirza I propose that a conceptual framework for the analysis of religious […]

Kelli Baxstrom ’16

Geology alumna researches landslides after natural disasters

As a geologist for the United States Geological Survey, Kelli Baxstrom ’16 put much of the expertise learned from her time at The College […]

Christina Bowerman ’13

Service year adviser for City Year connects with Wooster students

Christina Bowerman ’13 supports future City Year members including Keira Wright ’21

Camille Carr ’22

Religious studies major writes children’s book about sibling with a life-limiting illness

Camille Carr ’22 draws from personal experience in ‘Bev and Lil’

Bhakti Mamtora, assistant professor of religious and South Asian Studies

Bhakti Mamtora reflects on fieldwork experience in ‘Fieldwork in Religion’

Religious Studies and South Asian studies professor makes a case for intellectual humility

Wooster Mourns the Passing of Emeritus Professor L. Gordon Tait

World War II veteran, Harvard graduate, Presbyterian minister was a 35-year member of faculty

David Roush

Wooster Alum Recognized With National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s Highest Honor

David Roush ’71 named winner of NCCHC’s Award of Merit

Wooster Senior Earns Top Prize at Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion

Emma Folkenroth awarded “Best Undergraduate Paper” for her original scholarship

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson ’94

Major: Religious Studies Job Title: Teacher, The Breck School When Rob Johnson graduated from the Breck School in Minneapolis and headed off to college, […]

Wooster Event

Fall Academy of Religion Celebrates a Half Century of Discussions

Annual lecture series at The College of Wooster to study “Tikkun Olam: To Heal a Broken World”

Wooster Students Shine Spotlight on Two Unsung Heroes

Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. and Virginia Hall both fought for freedom