College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Faculty Bio

Cohen, Peter A.

Cohen, Peter A.

Position
Lecturer in Religion

Contact
Office: 022 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-6697 x12
Email: pcohen@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D. in Humanities and Religion, Florida State University; M.A. in Biblical Studies, Florida State University; B.A. in Religion and Philosophy, Springfield College

Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. from Florida State University in Humanities and Religion, his M.A. from Florida State University in Biblical Studies and his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Springfield College. His dissertation was entitled "A Motif Index of the Angel of Death in Early Rabbinic Literature." Dr. Cohen came to Clemson in 1995 after teaching at Appalachian State University, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College. His teaching interests revolve around looking at the common traits shared by the religious traditions of the world, rather than looking for their differences. Dr. Cohen can often be found teaching adult education in area churches on Sunday mornings or as an instructor in the University's Osher Life Long Learning Institute for retired people from the community. Presently, he is teaching the general education courses in Religion for the department.