Janet L. Rumfelt, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the CCLS Liberal Arts Department at Regis University. Her research and teaching interests focus on comparative religious traditions, modern Jewish thought, philosophy/philosophy of religion, trauma studies, and more recently, the environmental humanities where she draws on religion and philosophy to address conservation issues. She has published on the role of narrative in redressing trauma and on incorporating the Jesuit mission into post-traditional curriculum. She is currently editing a volume on religion and animal extinction (under contract with The Claremont School of Theology Press) and is writing an essay that examines the transformation of the lion hunting ritual in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem and explores its implications for religious rituals. Dr. Rumfelt’s concern for animal extinction led her to found Running Wild, a 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, that raises awareness about imperiled African wildlife and supports beneficiaries that are on the ground in Africa protecting species and ecosystems. The race is held in June on the Northwest Regis campus. She also serves as the Board President of ANAW-USA (Africa Network for Animal Welfare), a 501(c)3 that is in partnership with ANAW-Kenya and addresses animal, human, and environmental welfare.

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