Charles L. Kammer, III

Chuck Kammer

James F. Lincoln Professor - Religious Studies; Dean of Academies of Religion

Office: Kauke 023
Phone: 330-263-2473


  • B.A., Colgate 1968
  • M.Div., Duke 1971
  • Ph.D., Duke 1977

Courses Taught

  • RELS 100: Religious Thought and Action
  • ENST 200: Environmental Analysis and Action
  • RELS 206: Sociology of Religion
  • RELS 217: African Religions
  • RELS 219: Ethics in a Social Perspective
  • RELS 219: African Religions
  • RELS 245: Christian Ethics
  • RELS 251: Modern Religious Thinkers
  • RELS 261: The Black Religious Experience in America
  • Rels 269: Religion: Violence and Peacemaking
  • RELS 269: Liberation Theology

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Common Cause
  • Bread for the World
  • Hastings Society


He has written numerous articles in his fields of expertise and two books in religion on social ethics: The Kingdom Revisited and Ethics and Liberation.


A member of the faculty since 1990, Kammer is also academic dean of Wooster's Academies of Religion (formerly Lay and Clergy Academies of Religion). Before joining Wooster's faculty, he was a professor at St. Olaf College (1977-90).

His areas of expertise include biomedical ethics, healthcare delivery, economic justice, ethics in foreign policy, liberation theology, professional ethics, religion and violence, and the church in society.