Dr. Scott Daniel Dunbar is a Lecturer (equal to Assistant Professor in North America) at Monash University, Australia, where he teaches courses on World Religions and contemporary religious responses to secularism, science, interfaith-dialogue, terrorism, and pluralism. He specializes in both comparative religion and interreligious dialogue with a particular interest in the interdisciplinary examination of religious ethics, dialogue, religious conflict and terrorism. Dr. Dunbar has taught courses on World Religions, South Asian Religions, Gandhi, Religious Ethics, Interreligious Dialogue, Religious Violence, Global Issues, Indian Philosophy, and Religion in Popular Culture. He also serves as the academic co-editor of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture published by the University of Toronto Press. Additionally, Dr. Dunbar has been appointed as an Associate to the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations (Asia Pacific) at Monash University as well as the Honours Coordinator in Religious Studies.
Prior to his appointment at Monash University, Dr. Dunbar taught at several Canadian universities where MacLean’s Guide to Canadian Universities named him as a very popular professor of religious studies for three years in a row (2003, 2004, 2005).