Cynthia Humes

Cynthia A. Humes, Ph.D.

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

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
Religious Studies
Office Hours
Tuesdays 10:15-11:45 AM or by appointment

(909) 607-8713

(909) 607-0881

Center Court A-7

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

Goddess Worship Traditions, Hinduism, Non-Western Religions, Technology in Liberal Arts Education, World Religions

Selected Research and Publications

  • 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.

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • 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