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Religion Faculty

Division of Religion

Dr. Robert Black - Professor Emeritus of Religion

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 113Phone: 864-644-5688

Rebecca Bowman - Secretary for Religion Division

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 206Phone: 864-644-5683

Dr. James Bross - Professor Emeritus of Religion

Rev. Ken Dill - Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life and University Chaplain

Location: Newton Hobson Chapel and University Fine Arts Ctr. - Room 219Phone: 864-644-5431

Rev. Brent Dongell - Associate Professor of Youth Ministry

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 112Phone: 864-644-5684

Dr. Brad Fipps - Professor of Religion

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 105Phone: 864-644-5689

Rev. Andrea Summers - Assistant Professor of Religion

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 109Phone: 864-644-5685

Dr. Michael Tapper - Chair of Religion Division, Associate Professor of Religion, and Director of Quest

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 104Phone: 864-644-5692

Rev. Dave Tolan - Missionary-in-Residence/Student Missions Fellowship

Location: Newton Hobson Chapel and University Fine Arts Ctr. - Room 203Phone: 864-644-5437

Rev. Mark Wilson - Assistant Professor for Discipleship, Multiplication and Renewal

Location: Nicholson-Mitchell 106Phone: 864-644-5687

Dr. Don Wood - Professor Emeritus of Religion