Charles R. Pinches

Professor of Theology/Religious Studies

Professor Charles Pinches has taught at the University of Scranton since 1990. He has served in various capacities there, including as Chair of Theology, as Director of Graduate Studies in Theology and, currently, as Director of the University's First Year Seminar. His scholarship focuses mainly in the area of theological ethics, accenting virtue, memory, and human action. He is the author or editor of five books and numerous articles in scholarly journals. Besides at Scranton, he has taught at the University of Toronto, Princeton University and the University of Central Arkansas.

Dr. Pinches and his wife Robin live in Clarks Summit where they have raised four children; more recently they have joyfully added five grandchildren to the family! They share a special interest in Uganda, East Africa. Almost every year Dr. Pinches travels to Uganda with students who take his “Christianity in Africa” travel course.