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School of Theology and Ministry

Meet the Faculty

Resident Faculty

Renea Brathwaite, PhD

Dean of the School of Theology & Ministry, Chief Diversity Officer

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: diversity, church leadership, professional education

Greg Austring, PhD

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: theology and culture, culture adaptation in relationship to ministry, worldview and culture, church history in relationship to culture and society, contextualization of the christian message

Bill Dogterom, PhD

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: spiritual disciplines informing pastoral practice, pastoral resilience, soul care, spiritual direction, preaching, mission, church

Roger Heuser, PhD

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry; Leadership Studies

Expertise: church leadership, nonprofit leadership, Christian spirituality

Frank Macchia, PhD

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: systematic theology, Karl Barth

Sandra Morgan, PhD

Professor, Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: building capacity for Iraqi women in higher education, human trafficking, labor trafficking. assessing collaboration on human trafficking task forces, peer to peer human trafficking prevention

Douglas Petersen, PhD

Margaret S. Smith Professor of World Mission and Intercultural Studies

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Expertise: missions, intercultural studies, Latin America

Gary Tyra, DMin

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: Spirit-empowered Christian living, leadership, ministry

April Westbrook, PhD

Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: biblical studies; old testament/hebrew bible; books of samuel; wisdom literature; hebrew poetry; women in the old testament; women in ministry; biblical theology of power and stewardship; biblical theology of prayer and intercession

Tommy Casarez, PhD

Associate Professor

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Expertise: systematic theology, church history, Christian worldview, and leadership studies

Alicia R. Jackson, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: Hebrew prophets, Ezekiel, eschatology, messianic prophecies, Pentecostal hermeneutics, theology of restoration and reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

Richard S. Park, DPhil

Associate Professor, Director of the VU Scholars Program

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: theological ethics, political theology, gospel and culture, character development, vocational discernment (calling), faith and work  

John Mark Robeck, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs

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Expertise: Latin American theologies, the history of the Pentecostal church in Latin America, Pentecostal social engagement, global Pentecostalism, race and ethnicity in American religion, post-colonial theologies

Rodolfo Galvan Estrada III, PhD

Assistant Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Theology

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: new testament, Gospel of John, life of Jesus, Letter of Jude, race & ethnicity, gender & sexuality, magic & miracles, immigration in the Bible

Marc Groenbech-Dam, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Theology & Ministry

Expertise: synoptic gospels, gospel of Matthew, intertextuality, Greek, kingdom of God, historical Jesus, dead sea scrolls, cognitive linguistics (CMT), new testament archaeology

 

Administrative Staff

Brooke Mandagie

Program Coordinator

School of Theology & Ministry