Title: Theologian, Researcher, Social Scientist, Educator
Location: Outremont, Quebec, Canada
Paul-André Turcotte, Ph.D., Theologian, Researcher, Social Scientist, Educator at AIDOP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social sciences.
Dr. Turcotte is an accomplished thinker currently employed by the French Association for Formation and Research in Social Sciences and Le CNRS, or the French National Center for Scientific Research, in Paris as a professor. He is the noted author of numerous theology books, such as “Sociology and Christianity,” “Religion and Modernity,” and “Religious Compromise and the Changes of Belief.” Dr. Turcotte was named 2006 Genius Laureate of France and 2005 Man of the Year, as well as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achiever and the recipient of a Marquis Humanitarian Award. He was selected for inclusion in fifteen volumes of Who’s Who in the World.
Born in St. Cuthbert, in Quebec, Canada, to Paul-Emery and Adora Turcotte, Dr. Turcotte studied with the College Joliette and Laval University, earning a BA and BEd respectively. In 1970, he received a Provincial Bank Prize from the University of Montreal, where he completed a Master of Arts in theology and canonical literature. Dr. Turcotte went on to teach for four years with the faculty of theology and the great seminary of the University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince. He earned a PhD in social science from L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris, and returned to the University of Montreal as a professor of theology. From 1987 to 2000, he taught with the University of Ottawa, and from 1980 to 1998 he was a professor with St. Paul’s University in Ottawa. Dr. Turcotte joined the Catholic Institute of Paris from 1993 to 2006, when he became a professor with the French Association for Formation and Research in Social Sciences. He has been a professor with Le CNRS since 1977 and a professor of AIDOP since 2009.
As a cross-disciplinary academic, Dr. Turcotte has been invited as a visiting professor to the University Roma Tre, the University of St. Joseph, the University Valencia, the Catholic University of Central Africa, and many more institutions. He was the director of the Group of Social Sciences of Religion for seven years, and still serves as an editorial board member of a number of social and theological publications. He is a member of UNESCO, the International Association of French-Speaking Sociologists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, and the institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies. In his free time, Dr. Turcotte enjoys swimming, ice skating, movies, museums, and hiking.
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