John Cunningham

Associate Professor of Humanities

Dr. John Cunningham is associate professor of humanities at Providence. Prior to working at Providence, he spent many years as a pastor and counselor. He has a B.F.A. in art from Bowling green State University, an M.A. in Biblical counseling from Colorado Christian university, an M.A.R. in philosophical theology and philosophy of religion from Yale university, and a Ph.D. in theology, ethics, and culture from the University of Virginia. In his current role, he is passionate about students flourishing in college by opening themselves to the wonder and delight of the life of the mind and preparing themselves to live out their callings. in addition to his work at Providence, Dr. Cunningham enjoys art, making sculpture and ceramics, watching films, riding his motorcycle, and hanging out with friends. John is married to Susan, a gifted poet and counselor. They have two delightful children, Evan and Elisabeth, and a golden retriever, Bono.


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