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Comparative Religion News – April 2014

April 7, 2014

Kathleen Lowney (UW, Comparative Religion, 1981)  was honored with the University System of Georgia’s teaching award in 2013 and also with the American Sociological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching this year. Kathleen earned a PhD in Religion and Society from Drew University and has been teaching for 27 years at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She has been editor of the ASA’s journal, Teaching Sociology for the past five years. For 25 years she has been studying adolescent Satanists and writing about them and how the communities they live in understand them (or don’t). Congratulations, Kathleen!!

Graduate student, Laurel Gorden, has been accepted at the University of Maryland in the Masters of Science program in Clinical Psychological Science. The Master’s program will also bid farewell to MA candidate, Seth Powell who will be heading to Harvard with much financial support. Seth was also accepted at the University of Virginia. Congratulations to both! As our students continue their careers we do our best to make sure information is posted here so stay tuned.

Comparative Religion Staff