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Our Faculty – Inspiring Leaders

Caspersen School of Graduate Studies faculty are leaders the humanities, social sciences, poetry, medicine, education and more. They are active scholars, artists and scientists. They lead by example, but they also are generous mentors. You’ll make one-on-one connections and discover they want you to be their colleagues—not just their students.

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Arts & Letters

Jonathan Golden

CRCC Director and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Jonathan Golden (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is director of Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict, an interdisciplinary center focused on global peacebuilding and interfaith leadership. He is convener of the Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Leadership offered in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Golden, who in 2016 won the Thomas Kean Scholar/Mentor Award, is assistant professor in the Departments of Comparative Religion and Anthropology. He teaches courses on interfaith leadership, peace and conflict studies, and the Middle East. Golden is the author of Ancient Canaan and Israel: New Perspectives and the forthcoming Dawn of the Metal Age, as well as numerous articles. He is currently working on a third book based on interviews with ex-combatants and victims of conflict who become peace activists. He holds several certificates in conflict resolution and works closely with interfaith and peace organizations in New Jersey and around the world. Golden lives in Florham Park, New Jersey with his wife, Priscilla, and daughter, Lyla.

Conflict Resolution & Leadership

Jinee Lokaneeta

Associate Professor of Political Science

Jinee Lokaneeta (PhD, University of Southern California) is interested in law and violence, political theory (postcolonial, feminist and Marxist theory), transnational law, jurisprudence and cultural studies. Her research focuses on the debates on law, violence and state power in liberal democracies. Her first book, Transnational Torture, explores how the jurisprudence of interrogations in contemporary democracies dealt with the infliction of pain and suffering by state officials. She has served as a visiting scholar at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California–Berkeley. Currently, she is the book review editor of Law and Society Review.

History & Culture

Kimberly Rhodes

Professor of Art History

Kimberly Rhodes (PhD, Columbia University) writes and teaches about modern and contemporary visual culture and has worked as an art historian in both museum and academic settings. She teaches courses on 19th century art, 20th century art and the history of photography. She also is the director of Drew’s New York Semester on Contemporary Art. Her publications include “Archetypes and Icons: Materialising Victorian Womanhood in 1970s Feminist Art” in Neo-Victorian Studies, Ophelia and Victorian Visual Culture: Representing Body Politics in the Nineteenth Century (Ashgate, 2008), “Double Take: Tom Hunter’s The Way Home (2000)” in The Afterlife of Ophelia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and “Degenerate Detail: John Everett Millais and Ophelia’s Muddy Death” in John Everett Millais: Beyond the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (Paul Mellon Centre, 2001). Her current research projects continue the exploration of relationships among Shakespeare’s plays and visual culture, primarily in the arena of landscape, and gender and sexuality in Victorian art.

Medical Humanities

Kate Ott

Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics | University Scholar in Everyday Ethics

Dr. Kate Ott is a social ethicist addressing the formation of moral communities with specializations in sexuality, technology, children/youth, and professional ethics. She is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School and University Scholar of Everyday Ethics. She has served as a faculty member in Medical Humanities since her start at Drew teaching Medical and Healthcare ethics courses.

She recently released a new book, Christian Ethics for a Digital Society (2019). Her other books include: Sex + Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence and the co-edited volume Faith, Feminism, and Scholarship: The Next Generation. She lectures and leads workshops across the country on sexuality and technology issues related to children, teens, young adults, and parents. Kate is also the co-editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.

Prior to Drew, Kate was the Deputy Director of the Religious Institute, a nonprofit committed to sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. There she led the project and publication of Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice in addition to other guidebooks and policy statements. To find out more about her outreach work visit ( Follow Kate on Twitter @Kates_Take.