Bio: Richard Sugarman trained in Philosophy at Yale University and after that at Boston University.

He is a professor of Religion at the University of Vermont. He also serves as director of the first-year Integrated Humanities Program. He has taught students in the summer for many years as well as having taught at UVM since 1970. He is the recipient of several teaching awards: the Kroepsch-Maurice for Teaching Excellence 1989, the Deans Lecture Award 2006, and the George V. Kidder Award 2007. Professor Sugarman writes on the subject of time, contemporary philosophy, and Jewish thought. He approaches the study of religion from the standpoint of philosophy. He believes that studying philosophy and religion should be responsive to real questions that students have about their lives and the world around them.

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