James Douglas Anderson
My academic and teaching interests are in religious and moral development, religious ethics and global issues, and philosophy of education. From living a number of years abroad, in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Japan, I carry a particular interest in Asian religions, in the encounter of Eastern and Western religious traditions, and in the challenges facing religiously pluralistic societies. As a result, my teaching seeks to present religious studies as an important contributor to liberal and civic education, and the study of religion as a resource for approaching contemporary social issues. My teaching responsibilities include RS 182 World Religions and Global Issues, and RS 55/155 Learning and Values, among other courses.