Ph.D. Specialization in Religion and Nature
Department of Religion
University of Florida
The Ph.D. specialization in Religion and Nature at the University of Florida, is a multidisciplinary program based in the Department of Religion that utilizes faculty and resources from across the University. This program responds to the urgent need to investigate attitudes and values that have permitted the proliferation and global expansion of the environmental crisis. The multidisciplinary approach of this program serves as a basis for making choices and decisions that seek to address our twenty-first century global challenge.
As the long and diverse roster of faculty affiliates of the interdisciplinary College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) attests, there is a rich array of faculty at the University of Florida already engaged in environmentally based teaching and research projects. In contrast to environmental studies programs that tend to be science-based, the new Ph.D. program in Religion and Nature in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida addresses the environment from the standpoint of culture and human values prepares students to teach in secondary fields such as Religions in the Americas or Religions of Asia.
University of Florida professors involved in the program include:
|Jeff Burkhardt||Department of Agriculture|
|Alyson Flournoy||Department of Environmental Law|
|Richard Foltz||Department of Religion|
|Stephen Golant||Department of Geography|
|Richard Haynes||Department of Philosophy|
|Richard Hiers||Department of Religion|
|Marilyn Holly||Department of Philosophy|
|Martha Monroe||Department of Forestry|
|Vasudha Narayanan||Department of Religion|
|Anthony Oliver-Smith||Department of Anthropology|
|Stephen Perz||Department of Sociology|
|Anna Peterson||Department of Religion|
|Ken Sassaman||Department of Anthropology|
|Marianne Schmink||Department of Anthropology|
|Anthony Rosenbaum||Department of Political Science|
|Sandra Russo||Department of Women's Studies|
|Leslie Thiele||Department of Political Science|
|Bron Taylor||Department of Religion|
|Barbara Zsembik||Department of Sociology|
The Ph.D. specialization in Religion and Nature at the University of Florida illustrates our commitment to cutting-edge educational training at the vanguard of what promises to be one of the most vital fields of inquiry in the twenty-first century.
Further information check the program website or contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Anna Peterson.