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Paul F. Aspan, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Support
Specialization: New Testament
Office: Barbelin 113-B
Phone: 610-660-1865


  • B.A., 1974, University of Notre Dame
  • M. A., 1976, Yale Divinity School
  • M.A., 1984, Ph.D., 1990, Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience

Associate Professor; Member of the American Academy of Religion, The Catholic Biblical Association of America; The College Theology Society, The Society of Biblical Literature


  • “After the Facts: Active Learning Pedagogies and Alternative Student Evaluation in the Undergraduate Biblical Studies Classroom,” Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion, 3/3 (2000): 133-151.
  • “The Marginal Fool: The Role of Theology in Jesuit Higher Education” in Martin Tripole, S. J., ed, Jesuit Education 21: Conference Proceedings on the Future of Jesuit Higher Education (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2000): 161-165.
  • “Eyes on Ethics.” Review Article of four books in America, 180/17 (May 15, 1999): 25-27.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Religiously Oriented Violence and Terrorism, Fundamentalism, New Testament, Academic Freedom in Catholic Universities, Innovative Teaching Methods