Here are some of the guest faculty who regularly contribute to our classes.
Elliott Bazzano is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Le Moyne College, where he teaches courses on Islam and comparative religion. Storytelling, case-studies, and media analysis are particularly important elements of his pedagogy. He also remains committed to interfaith work both inside and outside the classroom, writes for the Wabash Center blog “Teaching Islam,” and hosts podcasts for New Books in Islamic Studies. His publications on Ibn Taymiyya, Qur’anic studies, and approaches to the study of religion can be found in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes, including The Journal for the American Academy of Religion, Religion Compass, Teaching Theology and Religion, and The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies. For a more detailed profile, see his faculty web page here.
Kurt Hohmann has been telling and writing stories for most of his life! His endeavors in the Syracuse area includes service as an officer in the Pagan Church of the Greenwood, coordination of the Pagan Pride Festival, assistant Pagan Chaplain at Syracuse University, and Goði (priest) for his Asatru spiritual group. The latter provides ample opportunity for spiritual storytelling, as most of the values and lessons in that path are taught through a rich trove of often epic prose and poetry. Kurt is also pursuing a course of study in Germanic/Scandinavian lore, as well as a graduate level seminary degree. His current professional career is also steeped in story: he often takes the raw facts provided by engineers and converts them to stories for customers to understand. Read more of his scribblings at http://www.kurthohmann.com/