Gerald Vigna, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology



Gerald S. Vigna, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Theology. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University and Northwestern University respectively. 

In his 22 years at Alvernia, he has been Associate Professor of Theology, Chair of Philosophy and Theology, Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Director of the O’Pake Center for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service.

Dr. Vigna's current teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in scripture, christology, and ecclesiology. His graduate teaching responsibilities are in leadership and community development. 

Dr. Vigna recently contributed an article to the volume "Godly Heretics" on Origen’s theory of universal salvation and echoes of the idea in contemporary literature and film. He has presented nationally on such topics as the ethics of forced medical treatment during pregnancy and the problems of confidentiality in professional and clerical roles. 

Dr. Vigna has served as treasurer of the College Theology Society and also as vice president, as well as secretary of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion. He and his wife of 38 years, Pat, have two children, Ben and Julia.

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Gerald Vigna, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology

     Francis Hall 307


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