Welcoming New Students

Welcoming New Students

Monday, August 28, 2017
Sunday night, August 27, the Graduate Program in Religion welcomed new and returning PhD students by hosting a dinner for students, faculty and their families.  It was held at The Boiler Room at American Tobacco Campus, and 86 people were in attendance.  Greetings were brought by... Read More »

Sixth-year Tuition Scholarships Announced by Dean McClain

Monday, August 21, 2017
From: Dean Paula D. McClain <> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:31 PM Subject: Sixth-year tuition scholarships for Ph.D. students   Dear students, I hope you had an enjoyable and productive summer. As the new academic year rapidly... Read More »

GPR Welcomes 8 Students This Fall

Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Graduate Program in Religion welcomes eight new students this fall.  The incoming students represent six different tracks, or fields of study.  Adam Hudnut-Beumler joins American Religion, Sunjin Im - Asian Religions, Nathan Hershberger - Christian Theological Studies, Cody David... Read More »

Duke Doctoral Programs in Religion and Theology Awarded Wabash Grant

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Duke’s doctoral programs in religion and theology have received a two-year $30,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning to promote pedagogical formation. The Ph.D. program, known as the Graduate Program in Religion (jointly administered by the Department of Religious Studies and... Read More »

PhD Candidate Erin Walsh's Course in Top 5%

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Erin Walsh, candidate for the PhD in the Graduate Program in Religion, has been recognized for having  course evaluations in the top 5% across Trinity College.  Dr. Mark Goodacre (Religious Studies, GPR) and Dr. David Need (Religious Studies) were also in the category of the top... Read More »
GPR Students Study in Greece

GPR Students Study in Greece

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Two of our PhD students, Brad Boswell and Nick Wagner, attended intensive language study in Greece during the months of June and July.  The program attended was the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session.  The session included studying Byzantine texts, paleography, and much more... Read More »
Jeff Nicolaisen Continues Fulbright-Hays Research in Taiwan

Jeff Nicolaisen Continues Fulbright-Hays Research in Taiwan

Friday, July 28, 2017
Jeffrey Nicolaisen is a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Program in Religion. Nicolaisen earned his B.A. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his M.Eng. in civil engineering from Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan. Subsequently, he worked as an environmental consultant for several years... Read More »

Assoc. Dean for Admissions Liz Hutton Transitions to Duke SISS

Friday, July 21, 2017
Dear colleagues, I am writing to let you know that Liz Hutton will be leaving her position as The Graduate School’s associate dean for admissions, effective August 8. Liz will transition to the Duke SISS Office, where over the next year she will focus on supporting Duke Kunshan with the... Read More »

GPR and Religious Studies Mourn Loss

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Kalman P. Bland, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University, died on July 15, 2017, in Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire, UK. He became seriously ill while traveling with his partner, Annabel Wharton, in Italy and England; doctors... Read More »

Julie Kelto Lillis Wins Award for Article

Friday, July 7, 2017
Recent alumna of our program Julie Kelto Lillis's first published article (from spring 2016, Journal of Early Christian Studies) received the American Society of Church History's Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize for the year's best published essay on the role of women in the history of Christianity.... Read More »