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James Rowell: Faculty and Staff

James L. Rowell PhD
Associate Professor



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Published Books: Gandhi and Bin Laden: Religion at the Extremes from University Press of America, Summer-Fall 2009.
  • Articles: “Abdul Ghaffar Khan” in Journal of Political Theology (Vol. 10, No. 4, 2009) “Has Non-Violence Been Trumped?” appeared in Theology Today in July 2006, Vol. 63, No.2; and “Gandhi and Bin Laden: Polar Extremes” in The Journal of Conflict Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1, Summer 2006.
  • Presented paper on Abdul Ghaffar Khan November 2006 at AAR; previously paper 2003 AAR.
  • Member of AAR 1999-2010, 2013; public speaking, including the Glenmore Retirement Home.

Awards: Academic Award for Excellence, Flagler College 2009-2010.

Professional Profile:

  • Interested in Religion, Politics, Morality / Global & Comparative Religions; violence & non-violence.
  • Associate Professor of Humanities, teaching at Flagler College since 2006.
  • Lafayette College, 2004-5; Curry College 2003-4.
  • University of Pittsburgh 1996-2002, Ph.D. in Religious Studies
  • University of New Hampshire 1993-1994, Masters in Political Science
  • University of Massachusetts 1992-1993, Bachelors in Political Science.1988-1992, Bachelors in Anthropology

Teaching and Related Service:

 Classes frequently offered:

  • World Religions
  • Hinduism and India
  • Islam and Politics
  • Star Wars Tolkien & Religion
  • God Ape & Man
  • Smith Marx & God
  • Gandhi & Bin Laden
  • Also have taught Christian Ethics, Religion & Politics, Women & Religion.

Previously taught at:

  • Lafayette College
  • Curry College