Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Jeffrey W. Robbins

Institutional Affiliation

Professor of Humanities

Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania


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 is Chair and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College, where he also serves as the director of the American Studies program and the Undergraduate Research Symposium. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University and an M.Div. from Texas Christian University. He currently serves as the Chair of Westar’s Seminar on God and the Human Future. Awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching at LVC in 2005, Robbins is the author or editor of eight books, most recently Radical Theology: A Theological Method for Change.

Nominee, American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013Darrell Woomer Diversity Program Endowment Grant, 2013–14Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy Arnold Program for Experiential Education Grant, 2012–13Thomas Rhys Vickroy Teaching Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2006HyPe Teaching Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2004

Academic Appointments

Professor and Chair of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2012 – presentAssociate Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2008–12Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, Lebanon Valley College, 2002–8Lecturer of Theology, St. Bonaventure University, 2001–2Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy, Le Moyne College, 2000–2001Part-time Instructor of Philosophy, Cayuga Community College, 2000–2001Part-time Instructor of Religion, Syracuse University, 1999–2001Teaching Assistant in Religion, Syracuse University, 1997–99 Director, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Lebanon Valley College, 2014–presentDirector, American Studies Program, Lebanon Valley College, 2005–presentMember, Lebanon Valley College Board of Trustees, 2010–2014 termDirector, College Colloquium, Lebanon Valley College, 2005–2011

Professional Service

Steering Committee Member. Westar Institute, Seminar on “God and the Human Future.” 2015 – presentCo-Editor, with Clayton Crockett, Creston Davis, and Slavoj Žižek. Insurrections: Critical Studies inReligion, 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 AnnualMeeting. 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.