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Kelley Coblentz-Bautch, PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: 512-428-1395

  • PhD in Hebrew Bible and Judaica at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 2002
  • MA in Biblical Studies at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, 1999
  • MTS in Biblical Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994
  • BA in Religious Studies and Germanic Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1991
Why I Teach

The classroom is an environment that should foster engagement, dynamism and creativity. I feel a responsibility to my students to be the best teacher possible. Throughout the semester, I ask my students two questions: “What helps you to learn?” and “What can I do to assist you in meeting your goals?”

I enjoy exploring, engaging others’ ideas and being somehow directly involved in an intellectual quest. It is my goal to help students think through complicated issues or topics, and better understand the complexities of our world.