Jeffrey K. Soleau, Ph.D.

Edith Craig Reynolds Professor in Philosophy & Religion
Professor of Humanities

Contact Info

Phone:  (518)-292-8614
Office:   Albany Campus, Armory 201

Degree Information

Ph.D., Religion, Duke University
M.A.R., Religion, Yale Divinity School
M.S.W., Social Welfare, State University of New York at Albany
B.A., Philosophy, Yale University 


Dr. Soleau's teaching, research, and writing address issues of purpose and meaning in human life—especially where religion, philosophy, and psychology intersect.  He is focused on the power of thought and language to transform and enrich human experience.  For the Creative Studies program he has designed interdisciplinary Humanities courses such as: Values in Life and Work, Ways of Thinking, Beauty and the Philosophy of Art, and Perspectives on Nature.  Dr. Soleau uses a Socratic teaching method in order to engage students in an active learning process.