David Aune
Dr. David Aune
Associate Professor of Religion
10, Rinehart Center for Religious Studies
Dr. David Aune
Associate Professor of Religion


  • Joined Ashland University in 1996 and teaches courses such as Exploring the Bible, Exploring World Religions, Life and Letters of Paul, Understanding Islam, Advanced New Testament (The Gospels), Christian Literature, Footsteps of Paul in Greece (taught in Greece), The Legacy of Paul and Peter in Italy (taught in Italy), and Luther & the German Reformation (taught in Germany)
  • Research interests include nonviolence in early Christian literature and inter-religious dialogue
  • Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and has served as pastor for UCC and Lutheran churches in Florida, Rhode Island and Ohio
  • Before coming to Ashland, taught part time at a number of colleges in New England, including Providence College, Wesleyan University and Eastern Connecticut State University.


Brown University, Ph.D. in the History of Religions: early Christianity
Regent College, Th.M. in New Testament
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Vermont, B.A. in English Literature