David Albertson

David Albertson is Associate Professor of Religion in USC Dornsife College, where he studies the history of Christianity, mysticism, and religious philosophies. He has degrees from Stanford University and the University of Chicago, and has also attended Oxford University and the University of Cologne. Albertson is the author of an award-winning book on science and religion, Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres (Oxford, 2014), as well as an edited volume on contemporary religious ethics: Without Nature? A New Condition for Theology (Fordham, 2009). His research has been supported by fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, Fulbright Foundation, and Huntington Library. Since arriving at USC in 2007, Albertson developed several new undergraduate courses in the humanities, winning the General Education Teaching Award in 2009 and an NEH Enduring Questions Grant in 2010. He serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Religion, as well as Resident Faculty Fellow at Parkside Arts & Humanities residential college. At Parkside he introduced the first Common Book to the residential colleges and currently directs a three-year pilot of residentially based courses for first-year students. This year Albertson began co-organizing CET’s Contemplative Pedagogy Workshop.