Regina Boisclair, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology
Liberal Studies Department
• Ph.D., M.A. Temple University
• Élève Titulaire, École Biblique et Archéologique Française de érusalem
• M.A. Providence College
• M.Div, S.T.M Yale University
• M.S. Simmons College
• B.A. Anna Maria College
Regina A. Boisclair speaks with a Boston accent and loves to travel. She has served as the Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology and Professor of Religious Studies at APU since September 1997. “Gina” is a biblical scholar whose graduate studies took what she calls “the scenic route;” she enjoys the diversity of courses that she is able to offer at APU.
Most APU students meet Gina while taking World Religions or one of the other courses that fulfill the General University Requirement for Ethics and Religion. Some will follow her courses in the Bible, Church History, Theology, or Catholic Social Teaching. In these courses, APU students join interested adults from the Anchorage community who are welcome into her classes as “Newman Observers.” As Newman Chair, she has sponsored a variety of free public lectures, fora. A Midsummer’s Light Bible Institute is held in June every other year. The Newman Chair developed “Engaging Muslims: Religion, Cultures, Politics,” a year-long project in 2007-2008 to challenge Islamophobia.
Gina remains active in scholarly societies (Catholic Biblical Association, College Theology Society, American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Theological Association of America). She is also responsible for the development of the Ready Reference Collection in the Academic Support Center at APU. She is a member of the Interfaith Council of Anchorage, the Ecumenical Commission of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Joint APU/UAA Consortium Library Committee, and writes for popular and professional publications.