Ahr is the Thomas and Ruth Sharkey Professor of Humanities and Director of the University Honors Program.
I am an alumnus of Seton Hall (Class of 1962), and I have been a member of the faculty of the Department of Religion since 1964. I served as Assistant Dean and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1972 to 1987, as Dean of Freshman Studies at the University from 1987 to 1996, as Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997, as Interim Provost in 1997-98, and am very involved in the University's efforts in developing information technology and in finding new ways of incorporating it into our teaching methods. I have been part of the University Honors Program since 1987, and am now serving as Thomas and Ruth Sharkey Professor of Humanities and Director of the Honors Program. I teach in the Department of Religion and in the Honors Program, and serve this year again as a member of the University's Faculty Senate. I have served as co-chair of the Faculty Senate Core Curriculum Committee, and taught one of the first sections of the new Core Curriculum freshman course in Fall 2006. My research and teaching interests lie especially in the area of the early development of Christianity, and I generally teach Christian Belief and Thought in the Department of Religion.
- Ph.D. in the History of Christian Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada
- Graduate studies in theology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
- B.A., Seton Hall University