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Fall 2021 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Portrait of William Gregory

William Gregory, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
(563) 588-6604
Catherine Byrne Hall 215
MS 1718 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Boston College

B.A., Religious Studies, Fairfield University

Teaching Philosophy

Knowledge has a power all its own to transform lives and open up the world anew. I mainly aspire to be a messenger, to share great ideas through good conversation.


Professional Background

Dr. William P. Gregory joined the Clarke faculty in 2008. Previously, he taught in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Dayton in Ohio, and with the Christian Brothers in The Gambia, West Africa, through the US Peace Corps. His research interests include the theology of mission, religious epistemology, intellectual challenges to religious faith, and Western culture as a context for Christian mission. Gregory is active in the American Society of Missiology (ASM) and currently serves as an associate editor of the journal, Missiology: An International Review. From 2010-2011, he served as President of the Association of Professors of Mission (APM).

Courses Taught

RELS 211 Faith and Doubt

RELS 218 Ethics for Christian Living
RELS 402 The Trinitarian Mystery


  • Publications

    “Catholic Theology of Mission,” ed. Stephen B. Bevans, SVD, A Century of Catholic Mission: Roman Catholic Missiology 1910 to the Present (Oxford, UK: Regnum Books International, 2013), 163-169.

  • Presentations

    Mission Shifts from Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Francis,” Association of Professors of Mission (APM) annual meeting, June 17, 2016, St Paul, Minnesota.