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James Rowell: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
James L. Rowell
Associate Professor



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Areas of primary research include the religion and politics of Mohandas Gandhi, Reinhold Nieburhr, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  • Published Gandhi and Bin Laden: Religion at the Extremes (University Press of America, September, 2009)
  • Published in journals including Theology Today and the Journal of Conflict Studies
  • Active participant in the American Academy of Religion

Professional Profile:

Professor Rowell holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire Massachusetts, and two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts: one in Political Science and one in Anthropology. Dr. Rowell's interest span religion and politics, and teaches such courses as: Gandhi and Bin Laden, God Ape & Man, Smith Marx and God, Islam and Politics, Hinduism and India, and Star Wars Tolkien and Religion.

Teaching and Related Service:

Previously taught at:

  • Lafayette College
  • Curry College