About the Current Chair

William L. Portier, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2003. Dr. Portier received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto in 1980. He taught at Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland for twenty four years and helped to build that school's nationally recognized core curriculum. Dr. Portier has written two books, edited or co-edited three others, and contributed nearly one hundred articles and reviews in the areas of theology, U.S. Catholic history, and Catholic higher education