Alan Kolp - Religion
Moll Chair in Faith & Life and Professor of Religion
B.A. Guilford College
B.D. Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. Harvard University
Runner, Biker, Writer, Speaker, Traveler
Sept. 1 publication of book, "Integrity is a Growth Market",
with Peter Rea
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
How to deal with the regional interests and quirks of traditional B-W students. Significant collaboration with Business Division and Development of interdisciplinary abilities to teach broadly.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
The opportunity to deal with traditional age students at the point in their
lives when they might typically be asking questions about the meaning
of life on their own terms.
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
My style of teaching---care and concern.
Exhibiting how one can be a non-judgmental, listening presence.
Demonstrate how to think for oneself in areas where there is no right answer.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
Some other form of ministry…some version of “soul work.”
What do students like best about your class?:
They enjoy learning about things they thought they had no interest in.
I help the process of coming to know oneself in much deeper ways.
I help them develop and appreciate community.