Ellison Banks Findly
Scott M. Johnson ’97 Distinguished Professor of Religion, Emerita
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Trinity College faculty member since 1980
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Ph.D., Yale Univ.
M.Phil., Yale Univ.
M.A., Columbia Univ.
B.A., Wellesley College

Professor Findly graduated from Wellesley College in 1971 with a B. A. in Religion, from Columbia University in 1973 with an M.A. in History of Religions, and from Yale University in 1978 with a Ph.D. in Hinduism and Buddhism, specializing in the Rig Veda. She taught at Mt. Holyoke College from 1976-1978, was a visiting curator at the Worcester Art Museum in South Asian art from 1978-1980, and from 1980 to the present has been teaching at Trinity College.

Her commitment to teaching arises from two sources: a commitment to the material, and a commitment to growth in her students. In each class, she is reminded of how important it is to render the materials she is entrusted with as faithfully and honestly as possible. One of the most challenging parts is opening up the richness of the traditions in ways that are accessible and meaningful to the great diversity of students.