Faculty and Staff

  • Peter Valdina

    Stanley S. Kresge Associate Professor

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

    Office: 209 Vulgamore
    Email: pvaldina@albion.edu
    Phone: (517) 629-0351

  • Ronney B. Mourad

    Chair and Professor of Religious Studies

    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
    Appointed 2001

    Faculty Profile

    Office: Vulgamore 210
    Email: rmourad@albion.edu
    Phone: (517) 629-0354

  • Jocelyn McWhirter

    Professor of Religious Studies

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

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

    Faculty Profile

    Office: 211 Vulgamore
    Email: jmcwhirter@albion.edu
    Phone: (517) 629-0268


  • Linda Clawson

    Department Secretary

    B.A., 1979, University of California at Santa Barbara
    Joined Albion in 1993

    Office: Vulgamore Hall 207
    Email: lclawson@albion.edu
    Phone: (517) 629-0207
    Fax: (517) 629-0286

Faculty Emeriti

  • Frank S. Frick

    Professor Emeritus

    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 the history of religions. He joined the Albion faculty in 1969 and retired in 2001.

  • 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

    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.