Randal Cummings teaches in the Religious Studies Department at California State University, Northridge and at Mt. Saint Mary’s Weekend College. He received his B.A. in English and Comparative Literatures from CSUN, his Masters in “History of Religions” from UCLA and his C.Phil in 1. History of Religions; 2. Biblical Texts and Theology; 3. Church History; and 4. Modern Intellectual History from UCLA.
He has taught World Religions; Myth, Religion, and Culture; Religion and Literature; The Buddha and the Christ; Death and Afterlife; Hinduism; The Bible; Women and Religion, Intro to the Study of Religion, and will teach the newly created Approaches to the History of Religions. He was instrumental in developing the Office of Online Instruction and has served as the Director of Online Instruction and Academic Technology at CSUN .
He recently published an article, “Teaching Fundamentalists in the Classroom” for the AAR’s “Spotlight on Teaching” series, and is currently completing a chapter for Teaching Religion and Violence dealing with “Religion and Violence in Popular Culture” to be released by Oxford Press. Prof. Cummings chairs the Arts of Interpretation Group that meets annually at the American Academy of Religions.