Centre College Faculty
W. David Hall• NEH Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy
• Chair of Religion Program
Office: Crounse Hall—432
Personal Web site: web.centre.edu/halld
W. David Hall joined the Centre faculty in 2002, and in 2005 received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2007. Prior to coming to Centre College, he taught for two years as visiting assistant professor of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago.
Dr. Hall's primary research interest is 19th- and 20th-century European thought. He is co-editor of and contributor to a recent volume of essays entitled Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought. His approach is broadly interdisciplinary, addressing currents within philosophy, literary theory, psychology, and sociology, and their impact on contemporary theology and ethics. One of his particular interests concerns the manner in which religious texts and discourse function poetically and rhetorically.
Dr. Hall received a B.A. in rhetoric from California State University in Sacramento. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.Div. and a Ph.D.
To read about his 2012 CentreTerm course, "The Art of Pilgrimage," click here.
File last updated: 5/2/13