Faculty Profile: Witold Wolny

Witold Wolny

 Associate Professor of Religion


  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), - University of Seville, Spain, 2007
  • Postgraduate studies: University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1995.
  • M.A., (Applied Theology), - University of Salamanca, Spain, 1993
  • M.A./S.T.L. Theological Institute ‘San Ildefonso’, Toledo, Spain, 1989
  • B.A.  - Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow, Poland, 1988.


Courses Taught:

  • Science and Religion.
  • Theories of Religion.
  • Introduction to The Old Testament.
  • Introduction to The New Testament.
  • Religions of the World.
  • One Nation Under God? Religion in Contemporary America.
  • Early Church History.
  • Introduction to Christian Theology.
  • History of Ideas.
  • Phenomenology of Religion.
  • Philosophy: Introduction to Epistemology, Philosophical Anthropology, Ontology and Ethics.
  • Classical Guitar.
  • Spanish 1010 - 3000.


Research Interests:

  • The relationship between religion and contemporary culture. In particular, how contemporary science impact our world views and challenges religious paradigm.


Professional Interests:

  • Member of the Editorial Committee for “Thémata. Revista de Filosofía”. Seville, Spain.
  • Member of American Academy of Religion.
  • Founder Member of the Hispanic Society of Anthropological Philosophy (SHAF).
  • Member of the Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture.
  • NAFSA (Association for International Educators).
  • VIE (Virginia International Educators).  Member of the Board.



  • Harrison Award for Outstanding Service, UVa Wise, 2011.


Selected Publications:  


  • “What, How, and Why: The Geertzian Definition of Religion and Neurotheological Project on Meta and Megatheology”,   International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS), Vol. 2 No. 5; March 2012.
  • "Love in the Theory of Positive Disintegration”, article published in Heksis, Polish-English Online Quarterly bilingual (Polish-English) psychology journal, Barcelona-Warsaw 2009.
  • “El problema antropológico de la desecularización”. (Anthropological Problem of Secualrization)  Antropología y Humanismo, (various authors), CEU, Madrid, 1999. ISBN: 84-95219-08-5.