Psychology & Social Work


Greg Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion & Social Science

Office: Davidian Hall 109B

Phone: (707) 965-6535


Faculty Since: 1977

B.A., Columbia Union College, 1971
M.A., University of Chicago, 1973
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1981

Gregory Schneider, Ph.D., professor of religion and social science, specializes in the conflicts and compatibilities of religion with psychology and the other social sciences. He also studies the history of American Wesleyan and Holiness traditions in America. He has been active in the American Academy of Religion, serving on the steering committees of two program units: the Wesleyan Studies Group and the Person, Culture, and Religion group, a unit dedicated to the interface between psychology and religion. He won a year-long Fellowship for College Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1985 and served on several review panels for that agency in the 1980s and 1990s. At PUC, he was the Walter C. Utt Visiting Professor of History for 2005-06. Outside the classroom, he regards his faculty sponsorship of the local Amnesty International chapter and his occasional roles as actor for the Dramatic Arts Society as his most important and rewarding contributions to PUC's community of learning. He also loves kayaking (flat water), sailing (dinghies), biking (mostly off-road), classical music (a virtuoso at spinning CDs), and fantasy novels (yes, even Harry Potter).
Professional Activities:

Schneider, A. G. (2003). The synagogue and the tabernacle. Spectrum online. Retrieved June 10, 2008.

Schneider, A. G. (2004). Kalahari bushmen and the culture of pride. Spectrum online. Retrieved June 10, 2008.

Schneider, A. G. (2004). Time, chance, and God's designs. Spectrum, 32(1), 29-31.

Schneider, A. G. (2004). Weeping and rejoicing with the world. Spectrum online. Retrieved June 10, 2008.

Schneider, A. G. (2005). Twenty-five years after Glacier View and who cares? Spectrum, 33(1) 5-8.

Schneider, A. G. (2006) American evangelicals: History, politics, and apocalyptics. Spectrum, 34(1), 77-78.

Schneider, A. G. (2006). Daring to disagree with James Dobson, Spectrum, 34(2), 56-59, 77-78.

Schneider, A. G. (2006, April). The holy family and the fate of the nation, or, nineteenth-century roots and twentieth-century fruits of the Methodist marriage of God, flag, and mother. Presented for the Walter C. Utt Lecture series sponsored by the Pacific Union College Department of History, Angwin, CA.

Schneider, A. G. (2008, April). The loss and recovery of Ellen White. Presented for the Adventism and the World series sponsored by the Loma Linda University School of Religion, Loma Linda, CA.