Sally Stamper (PhD, University of Chicago) is a theologian and scholar of religion. She works at the intersection of theology and psychology, and her research thus far has considered questions related to human suffering and evil.
With a subspecialty in religion and literature, Professor Stamper engages early childhood development and literature for young children as sources for theological reflection. She is the author of Horror and Its Aftermath: Reconsidering Theology and Human Experience (forthcoming from Fortress Press in 2016).
Professor Stamper also has trained and practiced as a clinical social worker, specializing in mental health and child welfare, in clinic settings, private practice, and as a consultant. She has written numerous book reviews for professional journals and has presented nationally and internationally as both a scholar of religion and a clinician. She also lectures and presents to community and church groups and at religious and spiritual retreats. Professor Stamper completed her MSW at the Jane Addams College of Social Work (University of Illinois-Chicago) and her MA (in religion) and PhD (in theology) at the University of Chicago, where she was a junior fellow of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion. Prior to coming to Capital University, she was a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the University Core at Seton Hall University.
At Capital, Professor Stamper’s appointment is in contemporary Christian thought. She also teaches courses in religion and literature as well as in the General Education program.