Religious Studies Faculty

    • Giovanna R. Czander

      Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

      Phone: (845) 848-4005
      Email: giovanna.czander@dc.edu
      Office: Casey Hall

      B.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
      M.A. – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy (Philosophy)
      M.A. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)
      M.Phil. – Fordham University
      Ph.D. – Fordham University (Theology: Biblical Studies, Old Testament)

       

      Dr. Czander joined the faculty of DC in 2009. She brings to the Religious Studies Department a longstanding interest in philosophy and pedagogy and an active engagement with interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Courses she teaches include: Old Testament, New Testament, Religion and Human Experience, Religion in America, World Religions. Her research centers mainly on the Old Testament, particularly the prophetic and wisdom literatures, pentateuchal studies, and the theological interpretation of biblical law. Recent articles include “Of Donkeys and Witnesses: Interpolation or Interpretation? The Laws in Exod 23:1-9″ (chapter in A Land Like Your Own, Wipf and Stock, 2010) and “The ‘Messianic Secret’ as Pedagogical Entryway into the Gospel of Mark” (Limina: A Journal of Theology, Winter 2014, St. Joseph’s College, ME; online). Dr. Czander has taught at Marist College, Iona College, Manhattan College, Fordham University, New York Theological Seminary, the Deaconate Program of the Archdiocese of New York, and overseas. She is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Biblical Association, and the College Theological Society, and reviews articles submitted for publication for the journal Scriptura Sacra (University of Opole, Poland). She is a member in the Focolare Movement’s Abba School, an international interdisciplinary study center, and has worked as a translator and live interpreter for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and the beatification cause of Vietnamese Card. Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (1998-2002).

       

       

       

       

       

      • Tel: 845-848-4004
      • Location: Casey 19