Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Religious Studies
219 Markle Hall
(610) 330-5070


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Research interests: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, religions of Asia, Hindi, Sanskrit, methodological issues in the study of religion; visits India and Pakistan to research Hinduism, Sikhism, and interactions between Hinduism and Islam

Select publications:
One Lifetime, Many Lives: The Experience of Modern Hindu Hagiography

Debating the Dasam Granth

Editor, Contemporary Hinduism: Ritual, Culture, and Practice

Honors: Jones Faculty Lecture Award, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching