Religious Studies: Faculty & Staff

Melinda Krokus, MA., Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

krokus@marywood.edu
570-348-6211 x2169
Office: IMMAC 109

Courses: Modern Belief Exploring Asian Religions Women and Religion Health and Healing in the World's Spiritual Traditions Peacemaking: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Spirit and Nature: Why the environment is a religious issue

Areas of Interest: Islam (particularly is Sufi tradition), the intersection of mystical thought and experience with social justice movements, environmental consciousness and everyday life


Dr. Krokus teaches comparative religion and specializes in Islam and Sufism. Her primary interest is in the intersection of sacred text, poetic commentary, and the lived religious experience/spirituality of everyday people. Her ethnographic fieldwork has taken her to Turkey, South Africa, Mauritius, and different parts of Europe. She has had a lifelong interest in conservation ecology and global spirituality and is interested in broader issues of science and religion. Before coming to Marywood University, she taught as an adjunct in the greater Boston area and more locally at the University of Scranton and Muhlenberg College. 
 
Education:
  • Ph.D. Boston University
  • M.Div. Harvard Divinity School 
  • B.A. Prescott College