Mary Joan Winn Leith
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., Harvard/Radcliffe College
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Phone: (508) 565-1494
Office: Duffy, 220-E
Mary Joan Leith has been teaching at Stonehill College since 1993. As a graduate student at Harvard University she participated in archaeological excavations in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and Jordan.
At Stonehill she teaches courses on the Bible and the religion, history and culture of the Ancient Near East and Greece. In addition, she offers a popular course on the Virgin Mary.
Prof. Leith has taught a number of Learning Communities with Prof. Allyson Sheckler of the Fine Arts department, including the Travel LC, “Pagans and Christians,” which visits sites in Italy such as Pompeii, the Roman Catacombs, and other places relating to early Christianity, Judaism, pagan Roman religion. She also teaches Biblical Hebrew.
GR 100 Encounters: Religion (course description)
RS 251 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (course site)
RS 252 Introduction to the New Testament (course site)
RS 317 Gods, Kings, and Justice in the Ancient World (Moral Inquiry) (course site)
RS 303 The Virgin Mary and Aspects of the Feminine Divine (course site)
RS 302 Violence and Sex in the Bible (course description)
RS 345 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (course site)
LC 213 The Art of Biblical Interpretation (course site)
LC 255 Pagans and Christians (course site)
LC 258 Mirror of the Renaissance (course site)