Aleksandar S. Santrac
PhD, Dogmatics, Greenwich School of Theology, UK/North-West University, South Africa, 2012
DPhil, Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 2003
MA, Religion, Andrews University, 1999
BA, Theology, Griggs University/Belgrade Theological Seminary, 1997
Born in Serbia, Dr. Santrac served as Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Belgrade Theological Seminary (1999-2005). He was also an evangelist and editor. In Paris, France he was pastoring at Metropolotian churches (2006-2008). At the University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad, WI (2009-2014) Dr Santrac held the position of the Professor of Religion, Ethics and Philosophy and the acting Dean (2011-2012). His appointments included Extraordinary Professor of Dogmatics at North-West University, RSA and Tutor for Graduate Studies at Greenwich School of Theology, UK. 2014-2015 he was an adjunct professor of philosophy at Paire College of Arts, Hamden, CT. His background includes 16 years of experience in University Teaching, High School Teaching, Elementary Teaching, Research, Tutoring and Online Tutoring, Editorial Reviewing, University Administration, Church Administration, Ministry and Public Speaking. He is currently Professor of Ethics and Religion and the Chair of Religion Department at WAU. He teaches general and specialized Ethics courses including basic theological courses.
Research and Professional Activities
Dr Santrac has been a Yale Divinity School Visiting Research Fellow in Ethics (2014-2015) working on the project Life Worth Living: Reflections on Miroslav Volf’s Ethics of Embrace and participating in Ethics workshops and discussions. He completed (2009) a post-doctoral fellow program in philosophy of religion at the L’Institute Catholique (Catholic University) of Paris, France working with Dr Phillipe Capelle, the distinguished French Catholic philosopher and theologian. In 2007 he was a visiting scholar of University of Notre Dame, IN working in the Center for Philosophy of Religion with Alvin Plantinga. Santrac’s research includes relationship between Christian Ethics/Dogmatics and Contemporary Culture and bioethics.
Dr Santrac authored 6 books in theology, ethics and philosophy of religion, around 40 professional publications, both articles in peer reviewed professional journals and other publications, chapters in the book and reviews, and presented around 30 scholarly papers at philosophical and theological conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, American Philosophical Association, Society of Christian Ethics, the Caribbean Philosophical Association, the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Society of Adventist Philosophers, Adventist Theological Society and Serbian Philosophical Society (prospectively) as well as editorial reviewer of philosophical journals Philosophy Study (USA) and Sophia (England), theological journal In Luce Verbi (South Africa), the journal for empirical study of religion Religion and Tolerance (Serbia) and USC University Research Journal (Trinidad, WI). Details about his scholarly work can be found at www.aleksandarsantrac.com. Dr Santrac enjoys his family, charitable work for students and children in poverty, history, cosmology, Bach’s & Chopin’s music and basketball.