Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, PhD

Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, PhD

Title: Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology
Company: Yale University
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Nicholas P. Wolterstorff, PhD, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology at Yale University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in philosophy instruction and authorship.

Dr. Wolterstorff has excelled as an instructor, lecturer and professor of philosophy for more than six decades, most notably at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and at his alma mater Calvin College, now Calvin University, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He served as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor of philosophy with Calvin College from 1959 to 1989, as a professor of philosophical theology at the Yale Divinity School and as an adjunct professor in the Philosophy Department and in the Religious Studies Department with Yale University from 1989 to 2001, and thereafter as Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts at Calvin College in 1953, Dr. Wolterstorff continued his education with a Master of Arts in 1954 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1956 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and then served as an instructor in philosophy with Yale from 1957 to 1959 before joining the Calvin College faculty. Throughout his career, he has lectured at Oxford University, Princeton Theological Seminary and St. Andrews University in Scotland, which he considers a career highlight. Dr. Wolterstorff, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is the former president of the American Philosophical Association and helped found the Society of Christian Philosophers in 1978. He has published numerous books and articles on philosophy that include “Justice: Rights and Wrongs” from 2010 and “Until Justice and Peace Embrace” from 1983 and 1994. Attributing his success to his passion and love for his subject matter, Dr. Wolterstorff, attaining the age of 90 in 2022, intends to continue writing, as he has gotten numerous requests to contribute.

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