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About William P. Haas

I have taught philosophy, humanities and/ or religious studies at Emmanuel College, Providence College, The University of Rhode Island, Bryant University and at Purdue University in conjunction with Notre Dame University. I also served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the Massachusetts State College System and as President of Providence College (1965-1971) and of North Adams State College (1979-1983) (now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts).
In addition to some experience in academic administration, I have been writing, studying and teaching in the disciplines of religious thought and philosophy since 1954, specializing in ecumenical issues, in the humanities, particularly religious history, in the arts and in business ethics. I have been most influenced by the classical Greek philosophers, by the works of Thomas Aquinas and by Charles S Peirce among other contemporary American and continental thinkers.
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Present President, 1979-1983, North Adams State College
Present President, 1965-1971, Providence College

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Doctorates from Bryant University, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, Wesleyan University, Rhode Island College, and Salve Regina University

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Moral Philosophy and Theology (5)

Philosophy of Religion (2)

Religious History (6)