Stephen Covell

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Stephen Covell
Department Chair and Professor, Japanese Religions
(269) 387-4365
2002 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5320
Mailing address: 
Department of Comparative Religion
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5320 USA
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2001
Teaching interests: 
  • Japanese religions
  • Pedagogy
  • Religion, ethics, death and dying in Asia
  • Religion and education
Research interests: 
  • Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

Dr. Stephen Covell is chair of the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Covell serves as the graduate advisor for the comparative religion program and is also the director of the study abroad Japanese Religion and Culture Seminar. He was founding director of the Soga Japan Center at WMU.

Covell has over 10 years experience of living and conducting research in Japan including stints as a research associate at Taisho University, the Institute for Asian Cultural Studies at International Christian University and the University of Tokyo.

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