Cynthia Humes

Cynthia A. Humes, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer / Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Religious Studies
Areas of Expertise:
Goddess Worship Traditions, Hinduism, Non-Western Religions, Technology in Liberal Arts Education, World Religions

Cynthia Humes
(909) 607-8713
(909) 607-0881
Center Court A-7

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:15-11:45 AM or by appointment
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In addition to being a professor of Religious Studies, Cynthia Humes heads Information Technology Services and is a proud CMC parent (P'16).

A.B., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • South Asian Visual Culture and Expressions of Religious Identity, Social Construction, and Nation, Mellon Foundation Grant

  • Fellow, Frye Institute

  • American Institute of Indian Studies Research Fellowship

  • Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

  • Fulbright-Hays Grant

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

  • Breaking Boundaries with the Goddess: New Directions in the Study of Saktism. By Cynthia Ann Humes and Rachel Fell McDermott. Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2009.

  • Gurus in America. By Thomas Forsthoefel and Cynthia Ann Humes. Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

  • Living Banaras: Hindu Religion in Cultural Context. By Bradley R. Hertel and Cynthia Ann Humes. Albany: SUNY Press, 1993.

  • The Ivory Tower and the Cloud. Understanding Cloud Computing (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore: 2010 edition, Inside the Minds series), co-authored with Jeremy Whaley.

  • Staying in the IT Game on Campus. Updating Your Company's Technology Strategy: Leading CTOs and CIOs on Working with the Executive Team, Managing Budget Constraints, and Delivering Business Value (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore: 2010 edition, Inside the Minds series.

  • The Sweet Teachings of the Blessed Sankaracarya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, Introduction by LB Shriver, Translation from Hindi and Sanskrit by Cynthia Ann Humes. LBS imprints, December 2013.