Religious Studies FacultyLeft to right: Kenny Smith, Stephen Finley, Delbert Burkett, Dan Puchalla, Mari Rethelyi, Stuart Irvine, Madhuri Yadlapati, Brad Storin, Charles Isbell, Mike Pasquier. 


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The Religious Studies faculty at Louisiana State University is committed to the education of students and the production of cutting-edge research in the study of religion. We are proud to be a part of the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer an undergraduate major and minor in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Religious Studies. We also teach thousands of students every year in our many general education and elective courses. Our nine faculty members are vibrant educators and active contributors to the academic field of Religious Studies. We can't wait to see you in the classroom!

Brad Storin
Section Head, Religious Studies

Office Closure

Due to COVID-19, the Philosophy and Religious Studies office will be closed until further notice. If you need to contact a faculty member, please do so by e-mail (Faculty Listing). For urgent issues or office matters, you may contact our staff: 

Lisa Dieckman
(Coordinator of Academic Area 1) and Ethics Institute

Margaret Toups
(Administrative Assistant to the Department Head/Chairman)

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Need Advising?

For Religious Studies advising contact:

Stuart Irvine or

Brad Storin