Graduate Alumni



Alumni status will be periodically verified and updated. If you have more current information on any of our alumni, please contact us at religst-info [at] so that we can include this information in our next update. Thank you.

Esiteli Hafoka 2022
COLLEGE Lecturer, Stanford University
ehafoka [at] stanford.edutarget="_top"

Sangyop Lee 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, Heidelberg University
sangyop.lee [at]

Yi Ding 2020
Assistant Professor, DePaul University
allan.ding [at]

Daniel Tuzzeo 2020


Alexander Marcus 2019
Postdoctoral Associate, Judaic Studies, Yale University
awmarcus [at]

Adeana McNicholl 2019
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University
adeana.mcnicholl [at]

Kevin Chaves 2019
kchaves [at]

Abiya Ahmed 2018
abiya [at]

Ahoo Najafian 2017
Postdoctoral Scholar in Middle East Studies, Carleton College
anajafian [at]

William Sherman 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-Charlotte
wsherma2 [at]

Joshua Gentzke 2017
redfieldja [at]

James Redfield 2017
Assistant Professor of Biblical & Talmudic Literatures, St. Louis University
redfieldja [at]

Timothy DeBold 2016
Coordinator, Residential Services, Northwestern University
R.Timothy.DeBold [at]

Kathryn Dickason 2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, University of Southern California
kdickaso [at]

Brenda Falk 2016
brendaf [at]

Jason Protass 2016
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University
protass [at]

Heawon Choi 2015
Research Fellow at the Institute for the Translation of Korean Classics

Nicholas Witkowski 2015
Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore)
nwitkows [at]

John R. Mandsager 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jewish Studies, University of South Carolina
mandsagr [at]

Chiew Hui Ho 2013
Senior Lecturer in East Asian Buddhist Studies (Appointed to the Department of Chinese Studies), University of Sydney
chiewhui [at]

Max Strassfeld 2013
Frankel Institute Fellow, University of Michigan
maxstras [at]

Peter Woodford 2013
teaching in Philosophy at Kingston University in Southwest London
peterwd [at]

Zhaohua Yang 2013
Sheng Yen Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism, Columbia University
zhyang [at]

Susana Gallardo 2012
Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences, San Jose State University
susana.gallardo [at]

Noreen Khawaja 2012
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University
noreen.khawaja [at]

George Klonos 2012
vidyaloca [at]

Wang Xiang (English name: Shawn Wang) 2012
Head of Center of Foreign Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, Professor of Chinese Culture and Global Communication
Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC)
xiangwang [at]

Mira Balberg 2011
Professor of History, University of California, San Diego
mbalberg [at]

Kenneth Se-Woong Koo 2011
Stanford postdoctoral teaching fellow at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh
kenkoo [at]

Megan Bryson 2010
Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee
mbryson4 [at]

Dominic Steavu 2010
Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Religious Studies,
University of California, Santa Barbara
dsteavu [at]



Benjamin (Ben) Brose 2009
Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Michigan
bbrose [at]

David Levinsky 2009
Rabbi in the Chicago area
davidlev [at]

Candace West 2009
Stanford Introduction to the Humanities
maza [at]

Sarah Fremerman 2008
Senior Consultant at Japan Intercultural Consulting
sarah.aptilon [at]

Joshua Peskin 2008
(M.A. Emory University) Modern Jewish Thought, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics (advisor: Eisen)
jpeskin [at]

Claire Sufrin 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
cesufrin [at]

Dan Washburn
College of William and Mary
washburnstanford [at]

Akiba Lerner 2007
Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Santa Clara University
alerner [at]

Theodore (Tad) Cook 2007
(M.A., Indiana), Buddhist studies, medieval Chinese Buddhism and Taoism (advisor: Faure).
tadcook2001 [at]

Kathleen Tierney 2007
Religious ethics; religious thought of Iris Murdoch; religious ideal of selflessness in light of feminist criticism.
kathleen.tierney [at]

Jennifer Rapp 2006
Robert Aird Chair in the Humanities and Professor, Deep Springs College, Nevada
jenniferrapp [at]

David Quinter 2006
Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and East Asian Studies, University of Alberta
quinter [at]

Shari Epstein 2006
Assistant Professor, Dharma Realm Buddhist University
shari.epstein [at]

Jason (J.J.) Josephson 2006
Associate Professor of Religion, Williams College
Jason.A.Josephson [at]

Wilburn Nels Hansen 2006
Associate Professor, Religious Studies, San Diego State University
mbolthou [at]

Lisa Ann Grumbach 2005
Instructor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies

Mara Hillary Benjamin 2005
Assistant Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College
mbenj [at]

Mark William Gonnerman 2004
Assistant Professor, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
mgonnerman [at]

Elizabeth Anne Morrison 2004
Associate Professor at Middlebury College
emorriso [at]

Julius Nanting Tsai 2004
Vice-Consul, US Embassy, Beijing, China

Gregory John Watkins 2003
Assistant Director at SLE, Stanford University
gwatkins [at]

James George Robson 2002
Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
jrobson [at]

Pauline Chen Lee 2002
Assistant Professor of Chinese Religion and Culture, Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis
pclee [at]

Gregory Ethan Kaplan 2002
Anna Smith Fine Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Rice University

Irene Lin 2001
Executive Director, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
ihl [at]

Henry (Hank) Joseph Glassman 2001
Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at Bryn Mawr Haverford College
hglassma [at]

Caroline Wagner Reichard 2000

Christine Elizabeth Ewing 2000

Michael Como 2000
Associate Professor and Fukami Professor of Shinto Studies at Columbia University
mc2575 [at]


Stephen A. Wilson 1999
Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Hood College
wilsonst [at]

Einat Ramon 1999
Dean of the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, teaches Modern Jewish Philosophy at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem
einatramon [at]   

David (Max) Leo Moerman 1999
Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College
dmoerman [at]

Thomas Abner Lewis 1999
Vartan Gregorian Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University
Thomas_Lewis [at]

Mark Allen Berkson 1999
Associate Professor in the Religion Department at Hamline University
mberkson [at]

John Edward Taylor 1998
Associate Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law
john.taylor [at]

Edward Gilman Slingerland 1998
Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition
edward.slingerland [at]

Lawrence William Gross 1998
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Endowed Chair of Native American Studies, University of Redlands
larry_gross [at]

Avi K. Bernstein-Nahar 1998
Dean of Educational Planning and Development at the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Hebrew College
Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Hebrew College

Egil (Gil) Fronsdal 1998
Director, Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City
insightmeditationcenter [at]

Wendi Leigh Adamek 1998
Numata Chair Professor of Buddhist Studies at Calgary 
adamekw [at]

Jean Clark Roth 1997

Masahiko Okada 1997
Professor, Tenri University
satsuki [at]

Kenneth Alan Koltun-Fromm 1997
Associate Professor of Religion at Haverford College

James Marcus Hyman 1997

Bruce Alan Wallace 1995
President of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

David Lion Gardiner 1995
Associate Professor in the Religion Department at Colorado College

Zachary Joseph Braiterman 1995
Associate Professor in Religion and Judaic Studies at Syracuse University

Mark Ty Unno 1994
Associate Professor in the Religious Studies department at the University of Oregon
munno [at]

Lu Jun Yin 1992
MBA Stanford 1996

Kent Eugene Richter 1990
Associate Professor, Philosophy/Religious Studies, DuPage University
richterk [at]

Vivian-Lee Nyitray 1990
Associate Professor in the Religious Studies department at the University of California Riverside

Vincent C Gilliam 1990


Thomas Anthony Tweed 1989
Gwyn Shive, Anita Nordan Lindsay, and Joe and Cherry Gray Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Texas at Austin
tomtweed [at]

Karen Leslie Carr 1989
Professor of religious studies at Lawrence University

Edward Allen Beach 1988
Emeritus Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Patricia O Killen 1987
Provost, Professor of American Religions, and Director of the Center for Religion, Cultures, and Society in the Western United States at Pacific Lutheran University

Philip John Ivanhoe 1987
Professor at City University of Hong Kong

Scott Dennis Peterman 1986
Foreign legal consultant

David Landis Barnhill 1986
Director of Environmental Studies and Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh