George William

Office & Location:
Fine Arts 306
Office Phone:
(708) 524-6475

Job Title

Department Chair; Professor - Theology


William George is a professor of theology and chair of the Department of Theology. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School, with a dissertation on the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea. He also holds an MDiv from Weston School of Theology and an MA/PhL in Philosophy from Gonzaga University. Theology courses he has taught include Introduction to Theology, War and Peace in Christianity and Islam, and Owning and Owing: Theological Perspectives on Property and Debt. He has also taught courses in international law for the Department of Political Science. His journal and magazine articles and reviews have covered such topics as religion and international relations, climate change, gun violence, undergraduate education and pedagogy, global ethics and concern for future generations. With particular reliance on the thought of philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan, he continues to research and write on the intersection between theology and international law. From 2007-2009 Dr. George served as faculty member of Dominican University’s Board of Trustees.


PhD, University of Chicago Divinity School
MDiv, Weston School of Theology
MA./PhL. (Philosophy), Gonzaga University/St. Michael’s Institute
BA (Theology), Seattle University



  • Introduction to Theology
  • "Amazing Grace": Slavery and Redemption
  • Owning and Owing: Theological Perspectives on Property and Debt
  • The Ways of War and Peace in Christianity and Islam
  • Law and Legal Reasoning in Judaism, Christianity and Islam


  • Know Thyself! (Freshman - The Examined Life)
  • A Global Ethics for Global Citizenship? (Senior - The Good Life)
  • Ethics and the University (Senior - The Good Life)


  •  International Law