Faculty and Staff

Ronney Mourad, professor of religious studies and department chair at Albion CollegeRonney B. Mourad, Professor

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (summa cum laude and with distinction); M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago. At Albion since 2001.

Dr. Mourad is the primary instructor in theology and theological ethics.

E-mail: | Phone: 517/629-0354 | Office: 211 Vulgamore


Jocelyn McWhirter, associate professor of religious studies at Albion CollegeJocelyn McWhirter, Stanley S. Kresge Professor and Chair

B.A., Trinity College (with Honors); M.A., Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary. At Albion since 2006.

Dr. McWhirter is the primary instructor in the areas of biblical and Judaic studies.

Phone: 517/629-0268
Office: 214 Vulgamore

Peter Valdina, assistant professor of religious studies at Albion College

Peter Valdina
, Associate Professor (Sabbatical 2019-2020)

B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., Columbia University; M.S.Sc., The New School for Social Research; Ph.D., Emory University. At Albion since 2012.

Phone: 517/629-0351
Office: 209 Vulgamore


Charles Preston 2019 2020WEB


Charles Preston, Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: cpreston@albion.edu
Phone: 517/629-0311
Office: 210 Vulgamore Hall



DeBoer Fall 2015

Nathan DeBoer, Adjunct Instructor

B.A., Western Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of the West. At Albion since 2011.

Phone: 517/629-0342
Office: 317 Vulgamore Hall


Linda Clawson, Religious Studies department secretary, Albion CollegeLinda Clawson, Department Secretary

B.A., 1979, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Phone: 517/629-0207
Office: 207 Vulgamore

At Albion since 1993.

Faculty Emeriti

Selva Raj
Selva J. Raj
Late Chair and Stanley S. Kresge Professor of Religious Studies

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Frank S. Frick
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.

William Gillham
William Gillham

Professor Emeritus

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.


Johan Stohl
Johan Stohl

Professor Emeritus

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.