Shannon GrimesAssociate Professor & Department Head Religious and Ethical Studies
Dr. Shannon Grimes joined the Meredith faculty in Fall 2006 and received tenure in 2012. She teaches courses in early Christianity, world religions, Philosophy and environmental ethics, and she won the Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. Her research interests include:
Religion and philosophy in the Greco-Roman period and late antiquity
Religious views of nature and the cosmos; and the ways in which science, magic, and religion intersect.
Currently, her research focuses on alchemy and astronomy in antiquity and how these sciences have sparked the religious imagination.
2006 Ph.D., Religion; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2003 M.Phil., Religion; Syracuse University
1998 M.A., Philosophy and Religion; California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
1993 B.A., English; University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
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