Contact Chaplains

Phone | (909) 621-8685
Email | chaplains@claremont.edu

McAlister Center for Religious Activities
919 North Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

Reverend Dr.  Joel Daniels
Protestant Chaplain

I’m excited to join the Claremont Colleges community as the Interfaith Protestant Chaplain! My family and I recently moved from the Washington, DC area where I was the Undergraduate Director of Religious Studies and Professorial Lecturer of East Asian religions at American University. I earned a Ph.D. in Theological and Religious Studies from Georgetown University, researching world Christianity, interreligious dialogue, interfaith communities, and religious pluralism. During my time at Georgetown, I served as a Chaplain-in-Residence, coordinating and planning events, providing interfaith counseling, and leading conversations about anti-racism, gender, mental health, and equity in a housing community of nearly 500 students. My ministry background also includes church planting and student ministry in Boston, MA and Tennessee.

Within my chaplain and academic roles, I have presented on interreligious and interfaith dialogue at conferences with organizations like Parliament of the World’s Religions, the American Academy of Religion, and the World Council of Churches. I’m grateful to be a part of the Claremont Colleges! If you need anything, my door is always open!