Faculty and Staff

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson

Professor of Religion

Phone: 269.337.7114
Office: Humphrey House, room 105
Email: Carol.Anderson@kzoo.edu

Dr. Anderson’s page

Religion Courses Taught

RELG 140: Hindu Traditions
RELG 150: Buddhism in South Asia
RELG 170: Muhammad and the Qur’an
RELG 202: Same-Sex, Gender and Religion
RELG 204: Feminist Studies in Religion
RELG 250: Buddhism in East Asia
RELG 251: Buddha and Buddhist Philosophies
RELG 270: Islam in the Modern World
RELG 280: Spirituality, Money, and Travel
RELG 390: Junior Seminar in Religion
RELG 490: Senior Seminar in Religion


Jeff Haus

Jeffrey Haus

Professor of Religion and History

Phone: 269.337.5789
Office: Dewing, room 303-H
Email: Jeffrey.Haus@kzoo.edu

Dr. Haus’ page

Religion Courses Taught

RELG 107: Introduction to Jewish Traditions
RELG 218: American Jewish Studies
RELG 263: Jews in a Changing Europe: 1750-1800
RELG 265: Zionism: From Idea to State
RELG 267: Women and Judaism
RELG 268: Jews on Film


Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada

Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada

Assistant Professor of Religion

Phone: 269.337.7426
Office: Humphrey House, room 107
Email: Alyssa.Maldonado-Estrada@kzoo.edu

Dr. Maldonado-Estrada’s page

Religion Courses Taught

RELG 122: Religions of Latin America
RELG 123: Catholics in the Americas
RELG 205: Religion and Masculinity in the U.S.
RELG 222: Urban Religion
RELG 390: Junior Seminar in Religion
RELG 490: Senior Seminar in Religion


Taylor Petrey

Taylor Petrey

Associate Professor of Religion
and Department Chair

Phone: 269.337.7286
Office: Humphrey House, room 109
Email: Taylor.Petrey@kzoo.edu

Dr. Petrey’s page

Religion Courses Taught

RELG 110: Introduction to the New Testament
RELG 111: From Jesus to Christianity
RELG 160: Hebrew Bible
RELG 210: Sex and the Bible
RELG 211: Religion from Alexander to Constantine
RELG 218: Christianity and the Family
RELG 260: Judaism in Antiquity
RELG 390: Junior Seminar in Religion
RELG 490: Senior Seminar in Religion


Deia Sportel

Deia Sportel

Academic Office Coordinator

Phone: 269.337.7043
Office: Humphrey House, room 110
Email: Deia.Sportel@kzoo.edu

About Deia

Deia has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Cornerstone University and is a Certified Green Dot Instructor.