Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

David Dault, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality

Office #:  WTC-LT #637

Phone: 312-915-7467




David Dault holds a BA in philosophy from The University of the South, an MA in theological studies from Columbia Theological Seminary, and a second MA in religion from Vanderbilt University. In 2009 he received his PhD in religion, also from Vanderbilt. From 2003 and 2007 he served as the full-time stated supply pastor of Central Presbyterian Church in Culleoka, TN. Dr. Dault has held faculty appointments as professor of religious studies, theology, and Catholic studies at American Baptist College ('05-'09) and Christian Brothers University. He left full-time teaching in 2013. He now teaches occasional courses at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and Loyola University Chicago. Beginning in the fall of 2017 Dr. Dault will also serve as Visiting Scholar for Theology and Media at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
Since 2011 Dr. Dault has had an increasing role in creating faith-focused media for radio and television, both as an independent producer and as the executive director of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club (2013-2017). To date, he has produced eight television documentaries that deal with faith and current events. In 2016 Dr. Dault received an Emmy nomination for Selma at 50: Still Marching, and a national award for broadcast excellence from the Religion News Association. He hosts a weekly radio program, Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith, which is broadcast in Chicago and available nationwide through the Public Radio Exchange. In addition to his media work, Dr. Dault is the authorized biographer of noted Old Testament theologian, Walter Brueggemann.