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David Greder, Ph.D.

Religion & Philosophy | Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2015) – University of Iowa
M.Div. in Systematic Theology (2009) – Union Theological Seminary; NYC
B.A. in Religion (2006); magna cum laude – St. Olaf College
David Greder has been serving on the Waldorf residential and online faculty since 2016. He enjoys teaching biblical studies, critical thinking, inter-religious dialogue, Islam and the history of Christianity. In all of his courses, he does his best to demonstrate the importance of religious literacy and critical thinking in today’s interconnected world, while also guiding students to be the best well-rounded global citizens they can be.

Prof. Greder received his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in Religion from St. Olaf College. As an undergraduate, he also studied at the School of Religion & Theology and the Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. Greder received his Master of Divinity in Systematic Theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York. After seminary, he came home to the Midwest and got his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Religious Studies. He was also a research fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany from 2013-2014.

Prof. Greder’s academic interests include philosophical theology, biblical studies, Reformation & early modern studies, and the history of the book.