Rhodes College is proud to announce Dr. Kendra G. Hotz as the first holder of the newly created Robert R. Waller Chair in Population Health.
Brooke Schedneck received her B.A. from Boston University, majoring in religious studies. She holds an M.T.S,. focusing on World Religions, from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Asian Religions from Arizona State University. Her research interests include contemporary Buddhism, religions of Southeast Asia, gender in Asian religions, and religious tourism. Previous research explored the history of modern vipassana meditation, specifically investigating Thailand’s international meditation centers, which resulted in her first book.
Duane T. Loynes Sr. holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University, a program that allowed him to engage theology, philosophy, and culture. His research interests are at the intersection of Africana religion/philosophy, methodology, black existential phenomenology, and critical race studies.
Since January, eight Rhodes faculty members have been leading book discussions for a group of 24 “residents” at the Women's Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning.
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