Faculty

Dr. Brian P. Bennett

Professor of Religious Studies

Phone:
(716) 286-8454

Originally from San José, California, Dr. Bennett earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has been at NU since 2001, having previously taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Bennett's research concerns the interrelationship between religion and language. He has presented at conferences in...

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Dr. Judith A. Merkle, SNDdeN

Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8462
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall

Dr. Judith A. Merkle is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur from Cincinnati. She holds a MA degree from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend and a MA and PhD in Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Merkle teaches in both...

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Rev. Joseph G. Hubbert, C.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8456
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall

A 1973 graduate of Niagara University (B.A., History), Father Hubbert first served the Department of Religious Studies between 1977 and 1980. Following graduate studies at The Catholic University of America (M.A., Ph.D., Church History) and serving on the faculties of Mary Immaculate Seminary (Northampton, Pa.) and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary...

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Dr. Amelia Gallagher

Associate Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-7366
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall

Amelia Gallagher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the Chair of the Middle East and Islamic Studies minor. She studied at the University of Michigan and the Institute of Islamic Studies of McGill University. She teaches courses on Religious Studies including Islamic Mysticism, Religion and...

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Dr. Robert St. Hilaire

Associate Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8589
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall

Dr. St. Hilaire earned his doctorate at Harvard Divinity School in July 2008. His dissertation was on the relationship between nature and grace in the thought the early twentieth-century French Thomist Pierre Rousselot. Dr. St. Hilaire joined the Department of Religious Studies at Niagara University in the fall of 2008. He...

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Dr. Martha Acosta Valle

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8453
Office Location:
Dunleavy 321

Originally from Cuba, Acosta Valle studied journalism and linguistics at Havana University.  She later completed a Bachelor of Theology at Laval University in Quebec City.  She obtained a master’s degree, a Th.D. and a Ph.D. from St. Paul University (Ottawa) and the University of Ottawa.  She also holds a Bachelor...

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