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Dr. Greg Alles

 

Professor of Religious Studies

B.A.,Valparaiso University; M.Div., Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago


 

Greg Alles is professor of religious studies at McDaniel College. He has a B.A. degree from Valparaiso University (Indiana) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. His special interests include religions of Asia, especially south Asia (India, Sri Lanka, etc.), as well as theories of religion and the study of religions in colleges and universities worldwide.   In 2008 he edited a volume Religious Studies: A Global View (Routledge). He is currently involved in a research project on the religion and culture of a group of adivasi (indigenous) people in western India, as well as research with McDaniel College students on religious communities in and near Westminster, such as the Islamic Society of Carroll County. Prof. Alles’s professional activities include editing one journal, Numen (with Olav Hammer, University of Odense, Denmark), and serving on the editorial boards of Religion, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses, and the Moscow e-Journal of Religion. He has twice received Fulbright research awards to India, and in 2006 received the Mircea Eliade Centenar medal from the government of Romania.

In his spare time, one can often find Prof. Alles outdoors with his family. In the last few years they have hiked the Appalachian trail in West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of the trail in Virginia and New Hampshire, and climbed to the summits of seven of the 46 high peaks in the Adirondacks (Algonquin, Cascade, Giant, Iroquois, Porter, Whiteface, and Wright’s Peak).

 
"EVIL DEAD: The Musical"
April 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Junior Visit Day
April 21, 2014, 9:30 am
Student Solo Recital
April 21, 2014, 7:00 pm
The Ridington Lecture
April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm
Musician Brandon Stiles
April 22, 2014, 8:00 pm
Larry Hogan: What I’ve Learned
April 23, 2014, 4:30 pm
Quazy in the Quad
April 23, 2014, 5:00 pm
Graduate Open House
April 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
Student Chamber Music Ensembles
April 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Dance Company Recital
April 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
Animal House - Decker Auditorium
April 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Spring Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
April 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Junior Open House
April 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
Children's Chorus of Carroll County
April 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
Children's Show
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm
Spooky House
May 1, 2014, 6:30 pm