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Daniel Wolne

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Dr. Dan Wolne has been a faculty member of the Religious Studies Program at UNM for more than 20 years, with the rank of Principal Lecturer, and is currently also the Associate Director of the Program. He received his Ph. D. from UNM's Philosophy Department in 1997, with an emphasis in non-western and comparative Philosophy. He teaches a range of courses, from large intro sections of Living World Religions, with total enrollments of about a thousand students per year, to a selection of upper division classes. These include the capstone class in Religious Studies entitled Theories of Religion, a class on contemporary Atheism, a class on Early Daoism, and a recently crafted class entitled Religion and the Body. His current areas of scholarly interest include the scholarship of teaching and learning in the field of Religious Studies, the Cognitive Science of Religion (including Evolutionary Psychology and its relation to religious belief and behavior), and the New Atheist movement.