Senior Lecture, History of Religious Ideas, U of CA Irvine
Dr. McKenna has a Ph.D. in the study of religion and has taught at American universities since 1992 and at the University of California Irvine since 1999. He is interested in the rise of modern Western skepticism and in the religious response to it. He has contributed regularly to Huff Post since 2015 and founded in that same year Uponreligion.com, a venue for numerous other projects of his. Several of Dr. McKenna's Huff Post pieces have been translated for European readers, and the various Huff Post platforms in America, Europe and Asia have opened up conversations with people living around the world.