Dr. Brian P. Bennett
Chair of Religious Studies
Dr. Brian Bennett is Professor of Religious Studies and currently chair of the department.
His courses include
- REL 101 Introduction to Religion
- REL 206 World Religions
- REL 250 Comparative Religion
- REL 280 Religion/Language/Music
- REL 399 Topic: Cults
A native of California, Bennett earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has taught at Niagara since 2001. Bennett is a comparativist whose research focuses on sacred languages. He has given presentations at international conferences in Amsterdam, Moscow, Berlin, Vienna, and Lisbon. His book, Religion and Language in Post-Soviet Russia (Routledge), examines the revival of Church Slavonic after Communism.