St. Mary's University welcomes new Interim Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

William Buhrman, Ph.D. joined St. Mary’s in 2010 as a professor and department chair. He was named Associate Dean for Program Administration in 2012 and served as the Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs before being named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Buhrman’s research interest is probably best described as theological anthropology. He investigates the role of Christian teachings about Christ, salvation, and grace in interpreting our experience. At the same time, he is particularly interested in the way our experience of freedom poses important questions for theology to answer meaningfully for the culture in which we live. This often leads him to an interdisciplinary focus in theology and literature, but also to other areas such as Black Theology of Liberation or consideration of the relation of theology to modernity.