William Wilson

Former Director

Professor Wilson earned his BA and PhD at UVa and holds a Master of Divinity from Harvard. He is Professor of Religious Studies and for twenty-five years served as an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. In his last seven years, he was the dean for Echols Scholars. Appointed by Dean Raymond Nelson, Prof. Wilson directed the Program in Political and Social Thought from 1993 to 1996.  His fields of interest include Philosophical Theology and Religion and Literature, and he has published widely in both areas. Prof. Wilson remains on the Religious Studies Faculty but left the College Deans’ Office in 2012 to become Director of Graduate Studies at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.