Dr. Rosamond Rodman is a lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Rodman has taught courses in Introduction to Religious Studies, World Religions, American Political Instutions and Religion, and American Religious Diversity.
Ph.D. in Early Christianity, Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 2004.
M. Div., Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y., 1997.
Professor Rodman's research explores the intersections of scripture and society.
Prof. Rodman has been capitalizing upon the diversity of Los Angeles in her courses, taking students on field trips to a variety of religious communities. Recent class excursions include: the Malibu Hindu Temple (the largest Hindu temple in the west); the Bahai Center of Los Angeles; Wilshire Boulevard Temple (reform Jewish congregation); The Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine, Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple; and a number of other sites.
Her research focuses upon the contemporary uses of sacred texts. Recent publications include "Naming a Place Nicodemus," (Great Plains Quarterly, winter 2008) about the biblical basis for the name of the oldest remaining African American town founded during Reconstruction; and an article exploring the uses of scripture in the current Anglican crisis, "You Brought It With You," forthcoming in a volume to be published by Rutgers University Press.