Leigh Vicens, Ph.D., M.Div., M.A.

Leigh Vicens, Ph.D., M.Div., M.A.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Religion, Philosophy & Classics Department


Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2012, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Div., 2009, Virginia Theological Seminary; M.A. in Philosophy, 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison; A.B. in Philosophy, 2004, Dartmouth College


Dr. Leigh Vicens teaches introductory-level courses in philosophy of religion and ethics, as well as advanced courses on consciousness, free will, forgiveness and logic. Her research focuses primarily on issues related to human and divine agency and responsibility, and she is the co-author of God and Human Freedom (Cambridge, 2019) and Theological Determinism: New Perspectives (Cambridge, 2021) and author of Christianity and the Problem of Free Will (Cambridge, forthcoming).


Vicens is the book review editor for Faith and Philosophy, the journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers and she leads philosophy for children programs in a local elementary school and juvenile detention center. She is also an Episcopal priest.