Faculty and Staff
Ronney B. Mourad, Department Chair and Professor
B.A., 1994, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (summa cum laude and with distinction); M.A., 1995, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 2002, University of Chicago. At Albion since 2001.
Dr. Mourad is the primary instructor in theology and theological ethics.
| Phone: 517/629-0354 | Office: 211 Vulgamore
Jocelyn McWhirter, Associate Professor, GLCA Teagle Pedagogy Fellow
B.A., 1982, Trinity College (with Honors); M.A., 1991, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; Ph.D., 2002, Princeton Theological Seminary. At Albion since 2006.
Dr. McWhirter is the primary instructor in the areas of biblical and Judaic studies.
Peter Valdina, Assistant Professor
B.A., 1997, Hamilton College; M.A., 1999, Columbia University; M.S.Sc., 2000, The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., 2012, Emory University. At Albion since 2012.
Office: 209 Vulgamore
Nancy Weatherwax, Research Affiliate
B.A. (with honors), 1987, Ursinus College; M.A., 1980, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A.T.S., 1992, McCormick Theological Seminary; Ph.D., 2003, Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Weatherwax has taught Western religions, theology, history of Christianity, and religion and literature.
| Phone: 517/629-0187 | Office: 309 Vulgamore
John W. Woell, Associate Provost and Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., 1993, Valparaiso University; M.A., 1995, Vanderbilt University; M.A., 2000, Ph.D. 2002, Claremont Graduate University.
At Albion since 2012.
Linda Clawson, Department Secretary
B.A., 1979, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Office: 207 Vulgamore
With the department since 2008.
Selva J. Raj (1952-2008)
Late Chair and Stanley S. Kresge Professor of Religious Studies
Frank S. Frick
Professor Emeritus Succumbs to Illness, June 19, 2011
B.A., Phillips University, 1960; M.Div., Graduate Seminary of Phillips University, 1963; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1970.
Dr. Frick taught courses in biblical studies and history of religions. He joined the Albion faculty in 1969 and retired in 2001.
B.A., Washington University St. Louis, 1955; B.D., Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1958; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1964.
Dr. Gillham taught courses in philosophical theology, world religions, and religion and the arts. He joined the Albion faculty in 1961 and retired in 2001.
B.Mus., Eastman School of Music, 1955; A.B., Oberlin College, 1957; M. Div., Andover Newton Theological School, 1961; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972.
Dr. Stohl taught courses in the areas of religion and literature and religion and depth psychology. He joined the Albion faculty in 1967 and retired in 1995.
Mark Soileau, Assistant Professor
B.A. University of Houston (magna cum laude), 1988; M.A., Ankara University, 2002; M.A. University of California-Santa Barbara, 2002; Ph.D. University of California-Santa Barbara, 2006.
At Albion from 2006 to January 2011. Dr. Soileau was the primary instructor in the area of Islamic religion.