Faculty Profile

Ted Pulcini

Thomas Bowman Professor of Religion and Philosophy (1995), Department Chair

Contact Information


East College Room 203A


His teaching responsibilities focus on exploring the Biblical texts in their historical, social, and comparative contexts. He also specializes in Islam, early Christianity, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Research interests include relations between Islam and Christianity, both past and present.


  • B.A., Harvard College, 1976
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • Th.M., Harvard Divinity School, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1994

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

RELG 103 Hebrew Scriptures in Context
Cross-listed with JDST 103-01.

JDST 103 Hebrew Scriptures in Context
Cross-listed with RELG 103-01.

MEST 259 Islam
Cross-listed with HIST 259-01 and RELG 259-01.

HIST 259 Islam
Cross-listed with MEST 259-01 and RELG 259-01.

RELG 259 Islam
Cross-listed with HIST 259-01 and MEST 259-01.