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Professor, Philosophy & Religion

Dr. Dan Campana’s interests are in the philosophy of religion, epistemology, social ethics, and interdisciplinary studies. He is an active and contributing member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Academy of Religion, the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and the Munger Research Center of the Huntington Library. Dr. Campana‚Äôs professional papers, presentations, and publications are in the epistemology of religion, religious faith and postmodernism, ethics, and religion and ecology.

Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religion, LatinX/ Latin American Studies

Elaine Padilla is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Latinx/Latin American Studies. Padilla constructively interweaves current philosophical discourse with Christianity, Latin American and Latino/a religious thought, mysticism, ecology, gender, and race. She is the author of Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance published by Fordham University Press (2015), and co-editor of a three-volume project with Peter C. Phan, Theology and Migration in World Christianity published by Palgrave MacMillan:Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology (2013), Theology of Migration in the Abrahamic Religions(2014), and Christianities in Migration: The Global Perspective (2015). She has also published numerous articles and chapters, and is currently drafting a manuscript provisionally titled, The Darkness of Being, in which she explores views on the soul and interiority with implications for race and gender. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion where she serves in various steering committees, and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Dr. Padilla’s scholarly work can be found at ResearchGate.

Jonathan Reed is a leading authority on the archaeology of early Christianity and has conducted research at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, the American Academy in Rome, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. He is a professor of religious studies at La Verne and has been on the research council of Claremont Graduate University’s Institute for Antiquity and Christianity.

Professor, Religion & Philosophy

Dr. Richard Rose serves as Department Chair and Program Director for the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies. His current research examines global issues related to Interfaith dialogue and Religious Pluralism.  He is the author of An Interreligious Approach to a Social Ethic for Christian Audiences (2017) and 7 Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer (2016), both published by Christian World Imprints, New Delhi, India.