Rev. Paul V. Kollman, C.S.C.
Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns
211 Geddes Hall
University of Notre Dame
Rev. Paul Kollman, C.S.C., an associate professor in the Department of Theology, became the third director of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns in July 2012. He is a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at Notre Dame. Previously he taught at Tangaza College, Nairobi, Kenya; Queen of Apostles Philosophy Centre in Jinja, Uganda; and Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Kollman’s research focuses on African Christianity, mission history, and world Christianity, and he has carried out research in eastern Africa, Nigeria, and South Africa, as well as in archives in Europe and the United States. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals in theology, religious studies, and African studies. In 2005 he published The Evangelization of Slaves and Catholic Origins in Eastern Africa and he is currently working on several projects, including a book on Christianity in Eastern Africa for the World Christianity series of Fortress Press, a monograph on the Catholic missionary evangelization of eastern Africa, and a long-term study with several political scientists of the Catholic Charismatic Movement in Africa. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Father Kollman received his B.A. and M.Div. degrees from the University of Notre Dame and his doctorate from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Father Kollman resides in O’Neill Hall on Notre Dame’s campus.