Carrie Duncan's Hebrew Bible class had a great opportunity to enrich their learning about the book of Psalms by attending the MU Choral Union's performance of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms on Thursday, April 19 in Jesse Auditorium. Although they appear like poems to readers of the Bible, they are actually more akin to song lyrics.


Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Duncan on winning a prestigious Kemper Award for her outstanding teaching! Dr. Duncan was surprised in her classroom by an award delegation consisting of among others Chancellor Cartwright, Dean Okker, and Dr. Duncan's baby daughter Nora. 

Jill Raitt

Dear friends of Religious Studies,

Marcia Chatelain

Religious Studies alumna Dr. Marcia Chatelain delivered a powerful message about higher education, democracy, and the future as she was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award during A&S week. You can read her remarks here:

Congratulations to Dr. Rabia Gregory, who has been selected to receive the 2018 Women's and Gender Studies Alumnae Anniversary Award for her contributions to the education of women at Mizzou! Well deserved, Rabia!


It was with great sadness and concern that we learned that the Task Force reviewing academic programs at Mizzou recommends the closure of our excellent Master's program in Religious Studies based largely on enrollment numbers.


Religious Studies

The Religious Studies faculty have had a very busy year! 


The Religious Studies department kicked off its new lecture series Religion in Missouri this fall. Our first speaker was Professor John Schmalzbauer, Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies at Missouri State University.


Celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017


We were thrilled to learn that our MA program alumna Emily Clark (MA 2009), now Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University, won both the Francis B.