Dr. Lam- Easton is a Professor at California State University, Northridge and has taught in the department for more than twenty-five years. Before that she taught in New York, Michigan, Chicago, and Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1980 and 1973.
She has held several administrative positions in her years at CSUN including Associate Dean, Development Officer, Educational Equity Coordinator, Faculty Mentoring Coordinator in the College of Humanities and Director of the University-wide program the Comprehensive Learning Experience.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
In the last several years she has offered courses in Introduction to Religious Studies, World Religions, Native American Religions, Religion and Art, and Religion & Literature.
Currently in addition to the above courses she has concentrated on 204 Religion, Logic and the Media. For the department’s juniors she offers 395 Theory & Method in the Study of Religions: “On the Shoulders of Giants”
In her own areas of expertise, Asian Religions, courses in Buddhism, Asian Religious Texts and Asian Religious Traditions were offered. Her specific areas of interest are in the religions of China (particularly Taoism) and the theoretical and methodological aspects of religious studies.
For the majors, minors, and students interested in the department Dr. Lam-Easton holds a weekly Student Forum [Latin forum the place of public discussion; an assembly for the discussion of current matters and questions]. This serves as a chance for students to help each other in course concerns, for open advisement, graduate school advice [tests, application advice, peer collaboration etc.], career counseling [including visits from alumni], “conversations” with Faculty, and organizing class visitations for recruitment and other department events.
American Academy of Religion
Association for Asian Studies
American Oriental Society
Society for the Study of Chinese Religions
North American Association for the Study of Religion
International Association for the History of Religions
Royal Asiatic Society-Hong Kong Branch