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Ph.D., Department of Religion, Syracuse University, 2001

M.Phil., Department of Religion, Syracuse University, 1999

M.Div., Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 1997

B.A., Department of History, Baylor University, 1994

Jeffrey W. Robbins

Professor of Humanities at Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey W. Robbins is Professor of Humanities at Lebanon Valley College, where he also serves as the faculty mentor for the Allwein Scholars Program and contributes to both the Honors and Social Justice programs. Awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching at LVC in 2005, Robbins is the author or editor of ten books, including most recently Radical Theology: A Theological Method for Change and the Westar publication Doing Theology in the Age of Trump.


Re-Newable Materialism (in process), co-authored with Clayton Crockett.

Radical Theology: A Vision for Change (Indiana University Press, forthcoming).

An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics, co-authored with Ward Blanton, Clayton Crockett and Noelle Vahanian (Columbia University Press, forthcoming).

The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion, co-edited with Clayton Crockett and B. Keith Putt (Indiana University Press, 2014).

Religion, Politics and the Earth: The New Materialism, co-authored with Clayton Crockett (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Radical Democracy and Political Theology (Columbia University Press, 2011).

The Sleeping Giant Has Awoken: The New Politics of Religion in the United States, co-edited with Neal Magee (Continuum, 2008).

After the Death of God, edited with John D. Caputo and Gianni Vattimo (Columbia University Press, 2007).

In Search of a Non-Dogmatic Theology (The Davies Group, 2004).

Between Faith and Thought: An Essay on the Ontotheological Condition. Studies in Religion and
Culture (The University of Virginia Press, 2003).

Academic Appointments

Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2012 – present

Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2008–12

Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2002–8

Lecturer of Theology, St. Bonaventure University, 2001–2

Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, Le Moyne College, 2000–2001

Part-time Instructor of Philosophy, Cayuga Community College, 2000–2001

Part-time Instructor of Religion, Syracuse University, 1999–2001

Teaching Assistant in Religion, Syracuse University, 1997–99

Awards and Honors (Selected)

Nominee, American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013

Darrell Woomer Diversity Program Endowment Grant, 2013–14

Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education Grant, 2012–13

Thomas Rhys Vickroy Teaching Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2006

HyPe Teaching Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2004

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Service to the Profession (Selected)

Steering Committee Member. Westar Institute, Seminar on “God and the Human Future.” 2015 – present

Co-Editor, with Clayton Crockett, Creston Davis, and Slavoj Žižek. Insurrections: Critical Studies in
Religion, Politics, and Culture Series. Columbia University Press.

External Scholar, Siena Symposium on Living Philosophers. Siena College in Albany, NY. 2009–10.

Steering Committee. “Theology and the Political Consultation.” American Academy of Religion Annual
Meeting. 2007–11.

Program Committee, with Clayton Crockett and B. Keith Putt. “The Future of Continental Philosophy of Religion.” Postmodernism, Culture, and Religion Conference IV. Syracuse University. Spring 2011.

Co-Editor, with Clayton Crockett. The Davies Group Book Series on “Contemporary Religious Thought.” 2001–5.

Contributing Editor. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.

Editorial Board. Cogent OA: Arts and Humanities.

Service to the University (Selected)

Director, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lebanon Valley College, 2014–present

Director, American Studies Program, Lebanon Valley College, 2005–present

Member, Lebanon Valley College Board of Trustees, 2010–2014 term

Director, College Colloquium, Lebanon Valley College, 2005–2011