Religion in

Rob Stephens
Office: Manly 202


You can obtain a copy of Dr. Stephens c.v. here (PDF).

Note: As of the Fall 2006 semester, Dr. Stephens teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY.

Dr. Robert Stephens, who worked in the Department for the 2005-6 school year, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa's School of Religion in December 2004 (under the direction of Robert D. Baird, who, after his retirement from the University of Iowa, held an endowed chair at Auburn University). Rob has taught full-time for the past three years as an Instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Northern Iowa.

Dr. Stephens, who has reading knowledge of Hindi, Sanskrit, as well as German, has conducted fieldwork in India on two occasions, carrying out research on religious conversion in modern India, examining its social, political, and legal ramifications.

He also holds an M.A. and BA in Religious Studies--the former from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, and the latter from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield.

In early June 2005, Dr. Stephens visited the University of Alabama to present a Religion in Culture lecture on the topic of conversion in modern India.

Dr. Stephens taught two sections of REL 100, REL 105, and REL 324.