Full-time and regular faculty include full-time teaching faculty and administrators, and faculty and administrators with part-time teaching loads and other institutional responsibilities. All are involved in daily campus life. In the case of teaching faculty, they have completed the regular full interview process, or in some cases, may be a Dean’s appointment. The date that follows the name of each faculty member indicates the year that full-time teaching at Trinity began.

Jared E. Alcántara, 2014
Assistant Professor of Homiletics
Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program

BA, Wheaton College
MDiv, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
ThM, University of Edinburgh
PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Alcántara has served in pastorates in Oregon and New Jersey, and as a youth minister in Massachusetts.  He is the recipient of several awards in the area of homiletics, which allowed him to complete his studies at both the university of Edinburgh and Princeton.  His latest publication is Crossover Preaching (2015), and he has been published in a number of journals, including Preaching, Teaching Theology and Religion, Practical Matters, and the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society. He is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Richard E. Averbeck, 1994
Director of the PhD (Theological Studies) Program
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages
BA, Calvary Bible College
MDiv, MA, Grace Theological Seminary
PhD, Annenberg Research Institute, Dropsie College

Dr. Averbeck taught for four years at Dallas Theological Seminary, teaching in both the Old Testament and pastoral ministries departments. He also taught for ten years at Grace Theological Seminary, serving as chair of the Old Testament department for four years and chair of the seminary curriculum planning committee for five. His areas of expertise include Old Testament, especially the Pentateuch, ancient Near Eastern history and languages, Old Testament criticism, Hebrew, and biblical counseling. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, the American Oriental Society, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Averbeck has been published in several journals and has contributed numerous articles to Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Baker, 1995), Faith, Tradition, and History (Eisenbrauns, 1994), Cracking Old Testament Codes: Guide to Interpreting Old Testament Literary Forms (Broadman and Holman, 1995), the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (Zondervan, 1997), and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch (InterVarsity, 2003). He has coedited the volume and written a major article in Crossing Boundaries and Linking Horizons: Studies in Honor of Micheal C. Astour (Bethesda, Maryland: CDL Press, 1997) and was the main editor with a major chapter in Life and Culture in the Ancient Near East (CDL Press, 2003). He has translated and written notes for Numbers 18-36 for The Holman Christian Standard Bible and Leviticus for The NET Bible (New English Translation).

Keith V. Bjorge, 1998-2000, 2003
Assistant Professor of Counseling

BA, Trinity College
MA, PsyD, Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Bjorge is a psychologist with nearly 30 years of clinical experience. He has advanced training in couples treatment and has worked extensively with couples and families, as well as patients struggling with mood-disorders, personality disorders and trauma. Dr. Bjorge has a investigative and clinical interest in understanding how narcissism impacts and affects relationships and system dynamics.  He currently is partner and holds a supervisory position with Cherry Hill Center in Lake Zurich, IL.  In addition, he is on the Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy advisory board and is a lifetime member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.  Dr. Bjorge has been an adjunct faculty member at Grace University and TEDS prior to coming to TEDS as a full-time tenure track faculty member.  Dr. Bjorge and his wife, Jackie, have two daughters, two sons and a son-in-law.  Dr. Bjorge enjoys music, doing triathlons and the martial arts.

Steven M. Bryan, 2016
Professor of New Testament

BSc, Oklahoma State University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Cambridge University

Before coming to TEDS in the fall of 2016, Dr. Bryan served as a missionary in Ethiopia for more than 23 years. He served as the first Dean of Studies of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology for 6 years and taught for many years at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa.  From 2009-2015, he was the Director of SIM Ethiopia, leading the work of 150 missionaries from Europe, Australasia, Africa, and North America, as well as 400 Ethiopian ministry and support staff, in a wide variety of church planting, disciple-making, leadership development and compassion ministries. Dr. Bryan was selected as part of the Ethiopian delegation to the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his PhD in New Testament at Cambridge University, and his PhD thesis – Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration - was subsequently published by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he has published a number of articles and reviews in a variety of journals and publications.  His research interests focus on Jesus and the gospels, mission, and Second Temple Judaism. He is married to Dawn, a graduate of Trinity College and they have three teenage sons.  Steve enjoys reading about culture, politics and history and coaching his sons’ basketball teams.

Constantine R. Campbell, 2013
Associate Professor of New Testament

AdvDipJazz, Canberra School of Music, Australian National University
BD, Moore Theological College
PhD, Macquarie University

Dr Constantine Campbell is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before arriving at Trinity, Dr. Campbell served as Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College in Sydney, and is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Australia. He has also served as an Associate Pastor and as an itinerant evangelist throughout Australia. Dr Campbell is passionate about New Testament exegesis and theology, with a particular interest in the exegesis of Greek text and the theology of the Apostle Paul. Dr Campbell is the author of several books on the Greek language and Paul, including Paul and Union with Christ, which was the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. He is currently writing a commentary on the Johannine Epistles, another monograph on Paul, and the Sapientia series exploring a biblical theology of Achievement. Dr Campbell is a busy preacher, evangelist, author, and professionally trained jazz musician. He is a regular speaker in churches and university campuses around the United States. He is married to Bronwyn with three children, all of whom moved to the United States from their native Australia in 2013. Dr Campbell enjoys playing jazz saxophone, lifting weights, and playing chess, though not normally at the same time.

Donald A. Carson, 1978
Research Professor of New Testament
BSc, McGill University
MDiv, Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto
PhD, University of Cambridge

Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Dr. Carson has written or edited more almost sixty books, including The Sermon on the Mount (Baker, 1978), Exegetical Fallacies (Baker, 1984), Matthew (Zondervan, 1984), From Triumphalism to Maturity (Baker, 1984), Showing the Spirit (Baker, 1987), How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (Baker, 1990), The Gospel According to John (Eerdmans, 1991), A Call to Spiritual Reformation (Baker, 1992), New Testament Commentary Survey, 7th ed. (Baker, 2013), Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church (Zondervan, 2005), Christ and Culture Revisited (2008), and The Intolerance of Tolerance (2012). His book The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan, 1996) won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award in the category “theology and doctrine.” He coauthored An Introduction to the New Testament (2d ed., Zondervan, 2006) and other works. His edited works include It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 1988) and Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (Sheffield Academic Press, 1993). Dr. Carson occasionally writes and edits with faculty colleague John Woodbridge; together they wrote the novel Letters Along the Way (Crossway, 1993) and edited Scripture and Truth (Baker, 1992) and God and Culture (Eerdmans, 1993). He is the editor of three series: New Studies in Biblical Theology (IVP), Pillar New Testament Commentary (Eerdmans), and Studies in Biblical Greek (Peter Lang). He is the president of The Gospel Coalition.

Peter T. Cha, 1997
Professor of Church, Culture and Society

BA, University of Chicago
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Northwestern University

Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Dr. Cha was involved in a number of different ministries, including youth and young adult ministry in Korean immigrant churches, campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, church planting and pastoring a multiethnic congregation. He is currently a board member for Catalyst Leadership Center (an Asian North American Christian Leadership organization) and of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA. Dr. Cha is a coauthor of Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents: Asian American Discipleship (IVP, 1998) and Growing Healthy Asian American Churches (IVP, 2006). He also contributed chapters to Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns (Zondervan, 2000), Korean Americans and Their Religions (Penn State University Press, 2001), This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, 2012).

Graham A. Cole, 2002-2011, 2015
Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Vice President of Education

Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
BA, MTh, University of Sydney
BD, University of London
Dip A (Theol) Moore Theological College
ThL, ThD, Australian College of Theology

Graham A. Cole is an ordained Anglican minister.  After serving in two Australian parishes he lectured in Christian Thought (Theology, Apologetics and Philosophy) at Moore Theological College and the University of Sydney in the Philosophy of Religion until 1992.  From 1992 to 2001 he was the Principal of Ridley College, University of Melbourne and lecturing in Christian Thought. He has also served as a member of the Council of the University of Melbourne.  From 2002-2011 he was Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at TEDS.  In 2011 he was invited to become the Anglican Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.  In 2015 he moved back to Trinity to become Dean.  He is the author of two books on the Holy Spirit: Engaging With the Holy Spirit: Real Questions, Practical Answers and He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, one on the atonement, God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom, and most recently another on the Incarnation, The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation.

Deborah A. Colwill, 2013
Associate Professor of Educational and Leadership Studies

BA, University of Minnesota
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Benedictine University College of Business

Prior to coming to Trinity in January 2013, Dr. Colwill served as Assistant Professor of Leadership and Director of Institution Research and Evaluation at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Her long term areas of interest include development of emerging leaders, senior leadership team collaboration, bridging the generation gap between existing and emerging leaders, development of healthy churches and Christian organizations, and adult learning theory.  In addition to teaching, she has served in a variety of leadership and consulting positions.  She has written Educating the Scholar-Practitioner in Organization Development.

William P. Donahue, 2012
Director of the Professional Doctoral Program
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

AB, Princeton University
MABS, Dallas Seminary
PhD, University of North Texas

After working in the marketplace for P&G and PNC Financial Corp., Dr. Donahue served in various pastoral roles in churches in Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois, including 18 years with Willow Creek Community Church and the Willow Creek Association. While at Willow Creek he developed leadership strategies and events for over 10,000 leaders on 6 continents.  He is also Founder and President of The LeaderSync Group, Inc., a leadership development and consulting organization. His areas of expertise include organizational strategy, team building, leadership development, and transformational community.  He has published over 20 books and leadership training resources, including the best-selling Leading Life-changing Small Groups, Coaching Life-Changing Leaders (with Greg Bowman), Building a Life-Changing Small Group Ministry (with Russ Robinson), the DVD series Making Small Groups Work (with Henry Cloud and John Townsend), Building Biblical Community (with Steve Gladen), In the Company of Jesus, the Jesus 101 Series, and The Irresistible Community: An Invitaiton to Life Together.

Ingrid Faro, 2015
Assistant Director of the MDiv Program
Affiliate Professor of Old Testament

BS, Northern Illinois University
MS, University of Illinois Medical Center
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Ingrid returned to TEDS from teaching as Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Scandinavian School of Theology in Uppsala, Sweden, where she maintains an affiliation. While working on her PhD, she taught as adjunct faculty at TEDS in the Department of Old Testament and Semitic Languages for seven years, and also taught at North Park Seminary in Chicago. She completed her dissertation on the meaning and theology of evil in the Hebrew text of Genesis in 2013. Her current research focus is on good and evil. She is ordained through the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies. Previously, Ingrid worked with Theological and Cultural Thinkers through Navigators to develop educational and spiritual formation materials, served as Director of Women’s Ministries at an EFCA church, and has been teaching in various fields since 1984. She also lived in Israel while conducting research for her prior M.S. in Nutrition, with numerous return visits. While a student at TEDS, Ingrid was president of TEDS' Trinity Society of Women and participated in organizing Trinity’s first Women’s Theological Conference. Ingrid teaches, preaches, and is a conference speaker in various contexts on topics of evil, suffering, forgiveness, hope, identity in Christ, the goodness of God, and biblical leadership. She is a widow with a wonderful family, and enjoys deep conversations, and any activities in the beauty of nature.

John S. Feinberg, 1983
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BA, University of California, Los Angeles
MDiv, Talbot Theological Seminary
ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Feinberg served on the faculties of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and Liberty Baptist Seminary. He is the author of No One Like Him: The Doctrine of God, The Many Faces of Evil, Where Is God? A Personal Story of Finding God in Grief and Suffering, and coauthor with Paul D. Feinberg of Ethics for a Brave New World. He also edited Continuity and Discontinuity, and coedited (with his brother, Paul) Tradition and Testament: Essays in Honor of Charles L. Feinberg.

Bruce L. Fields, 1988
Professor of Faith and Culture
Joint appointment at Trinity College and Trinity Graduate School

BA, University of Pennsylvania
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Marquette University

Dr. Fields has served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in their “Native American Ministry”, with Athletes in Action, and on the University of Michigan campus staff. He has also taught New Testament and theology courses at Trinity College. His areas of expertise include “Epistle to the Philippians”, Liberation theology, and Black theology. He is the author of Introducing Black Theology: 3 Crucial Questions for the Evangelical Church.

Stephen P. Greggo, 1996
Chair of the Counseling Department
Professor of Counseling
Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, State University of New York College at Oneonta
MA, Denver Seminary
PsyD, State University of New York College at Albany

Dr. Greggo is co-editor of Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches (InterVarsity Press, 2012) and author of Trekking toward Wholeness: A Resource for Care Group Leaders (InterVarsity Press, 2008). Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters address themes related to assessment, bioethics, counselor education, pastoral care, counseling/theology and group therapy. These contributions have appeared in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity (JPC), Journal of Psychology and Theology (JPT), Edification: The Transdisciplinary Journal of Christian Psychology, Trinity Journal (TJ) and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS). His current publication interests are related to counseling assessment and theological worldview. In the area of assessment, he consulted on a series of apps that counselors can use to track critical outcomes in session (e.g. Pastoral Counseling Tracker; Couple’s Counseling Tracker).  Conference presentations are consistently offered at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and the American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC). Dr. Greggo has taught internationally in Kiev, Manila, and San Paulo. Dr. Greggo continues to serve as Director of Professional Practice for Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) in upstate NY. For CCA he provides consultation services, in-service education and supervision. At ETS, Dr. Greggo chairs the Theology for Counseling and Pastoral Care section. He completed his maximum term on the CAPS National Board where he contributed to the formation of the division for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Greggo is both a licensed psychologist and ordained minister. His personal mission statement is equipping a new generation for a Christian ministry of soul care.

James E. Gruenewald, 2009
Associate Professor of Counseling

BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Gruenewald is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice at the Baldwin Center in Deerfield, with more than thirty five years experience in individual, marital, family, and group counseling. He came to Trinity in 1996 as affiliate adjunct faculty, where he taught in the Psychology Department at Trinity College for twelve years. In 2009, he became full time faculty in the Counseling Department at TEDS, while still maintaining his practice in Deerfield. In addition to teaching and counseling, Dr. Gruenewald has served as an associate youth and singles pastor before beginning his counseling career, and is currently an elder in his church. He has been a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. He has been married since 1979 and is the father of two sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter. When it comes time for rest and rejuvenation, he spends time outdoors, particularly at the lake cabin he built in Wisconsin. Running, gardening, construction and long walks with his wife are among his passions.

David M. Gustafson, 2012
Chair of the Mission and Evangelism Department
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Ministry

BB, Western Illinois University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Linköping University

Dr. Gustafson served twenty-five years in ministry, first, as campus director with Campus Crusade for Christ at Fresno State University in California, and then as pastor in two Evangelical Free churches in the Great Lakes District. He has taught courses in Christianity and church history at Augustana College, North Park Theological Seminary, and the University of Houston, as well as courses in practical ministries at Houston Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Gustafson’s areas of expertise include evangelism, EFCA history, and missional praxis. Dr. Gustafson is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America. He is a member of the EFCA Ministerial Association and Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. He serves on the Advisory Board of the journal Pietisten. Dr. Gustafson’s published works include: his dissertation, D. L. Moody and Swedes: Shaping Evangelical Identity among Swedish Mission Friends, 1867-1899, and articles in Trinity Journal, Covenant Quarterly, Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, Strategies for Today’s Leader, and Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education. His most recent work is titled: “Swedish Pietism and American Revivalism: Kindred Spirits in the Evangelical Free Tradition,” published in The Pietist Impulse in Christianity by Pickwick/ Wipf and Stock. He and his wife, Sharon, have four children. He enjoys cycling, backpacking, and cooking stir-fry.

Donald C. Guthrie, 2012
Director, PhD Program in Educational Studies
Professor of Educational Ministries
The Jeanette L. Hsieh Chair of Educational Leadership

BA, Grove City College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
EdD, University of Georgia

Prior to joining the TEDS faculty in 2012, Dr. Guthrie served as a faculty member and the academic dean at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Previously, he served as a campus minister and senior administrator with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Guthrie currently serves on several university committees including the Kingdom Leadership Committee and the Oikonomia Steering Committee. He also represents Trinity as a member of the Kern Family Foundation’s Oikonomia Network Advisory Committee. Dr. Guthrie is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving. His current research interests include the promising pedagogy of facilitated agency and Christian formation in higher education. He has enjoyed serving as an elder in several local churches over the past twenty-five years and currently serves on the Discipleship Ministries board of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing intergenerational ministry, vocational stewardship, sustainable vocational ministry, adult learning, and early adulthood transitions. He and his wife, Mary, have two young adult children.

Dana M. Harris, 2006
Associate Professor of New Testament

BA, Stanford University
MA, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Harris taught as an adjunct at TEDS from 2001 to 2006. Her dissertation topic was The Eternal Inheritance in Hebrews: The Appropriation of the Old Testament Inheritance Theme by the Author of Hebrews. She is currently writing the volume on Hebrews for the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (Broadman & Holman). She recently wrote the article on “Priest,” in the NIV Study Bible. Her research interests include Hebrews, Revelation, Greek syntax, linguistics, hermeneutics, Second Temple Literature (particularly apocalyptic literature), and archaeology. In July 2010, Dr. Harris became the editor of the Trinity Journal. Dr. Harris has taught extensively at retreats, conferences, and adult Sunday school classes. She also teaches Bible and theology classes in various overseas contexts. Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Harris was the managing editor of the Hoover Digest, a quarterly academic journal covering public policy, economics, and foreign affairs, published by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. For the first five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she coordinated a program, funded by the Pew Charitable Trust that brought young diplomats from former Soviet-satellite countries to Stanford for four-month study programs. As an undergraduate, she double-majored in International Relations and French Studies. Prior to coming to Trinity, she was also extensively involved in ministry.

James K. Hoffmeier, 1999
Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology

BA, Wheaton College
MA, PhD, University of Toronto

Dr. Hoffmeier, who was born in Egypt and lived there until age sixteen, returns often for research, excavation, and teaching ministry. From 1975 to 1977 he worked with the Akhenaten Temple Project in Luxor. He served as Professor of Archaeology and Old Testament at Wheaton College and was chair of Wheaton’s Department of Biblical, Theological, Religious and Archaeological Studies. From 1996 to 1999 he was also director of the Wheaton Archaeology Program. He has published in such venues as the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Revue d’Egyptologie, Ägypten und Levante, Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Anchor Bible Dictionary, and the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis. He was an archaeological editor for the English Standard Version Study Bible and authored “Sacred” in the Vocabulary of Ancient Egypt (1985), Israel in Egypt: Evidence for the Authenticity of the Exodus Tradition (Oxford University Press, 1997), Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2005), The Archaeology of the Bible (Oxford: Lion, 2008), The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens and the Bible (Crossway 2009). He edited and contributed to a number of books including Abortion: A Christian Understanding and Response (Baker 1988), Faith, Tradition and History: Old Testament Historiography in Its Near Eastern Context (Eisenbrauns 1992), The Future of Biblical Archaeology (Eerdmans 2004), Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith (Crossway 2012). He directed excavations at Tell el-Borg, Sinai, from 1998-2008, and has appeared in and served as a consultant for television programs on the Discovery, History, Learning, and National Geographic Channels. Dr. Hoffmeier teaches and lectures regularly across the USA and internationally.

Joshua Jipp, 2012
Assistant Professor of New Testament

BA, Northwestern College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
ThM, Duke Divinity School
PhD, Emory University

Dr. Jipp came to TEDS in the spring of 2012.  Prior to teaching at Trinity, he has lectured on the New Testament in a variety of settings, including Northwestern College, the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, GA), as a part of the Emory Theology Certificate program for incarcerated women in Atlanta, GA, and as a teaching fellow at TEDS. Dr. Jipp received the 2013 Paul J. Achtemeier Award through the Society of Biblical Literature for his paper, “Christ the King as Living Law: Paul’s ‘The Law of Christ’ and Ancient Kingship Discourse.”  His dissertation, Divine Visitations and Hospitality to Strangers in Luke-Acts: An Interpretation of the Malta Episode in Acts 28:1-10 was recently published (Leiden: Brill, 2013), as was Christ is the King: Kingship Ideology in the Letters of Paul (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015), He will soon be contributing a commentary on the book of Acts in the Two Horizons Commentary series.  Dr. Jipp has also published articles in reputed journals, like Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and The Journal for the Study of the New Testament.  He is married to Amber, who also graduated from TEDS, and they have two children.  Dr. Jipp enjoys reading, traveling, and is an avid fan of the Iowa State Cyclones and the Minnesota Twins.

H. Wayne Johnson, 2000
Associate Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Dartmouth College
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary

Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Johnson served as academic dean of Singapore Bible College where he also taught New Testament and hermeneutics. Over the previous thirty years he has served in a broad range of pastoral, educational, worship, and cross-cultural ministries. At Trinity, he served as Dean of Chapel for the university and Dean of Students for TEDS before being appointed to his current positions. As Associate Dean, Dr. Johnson oversees a broad range of administrative areas including finances, course schedules, assessment and accreditation as well as curriculum development.  As director of the MDiv program, he has been responsible for oversight of all aspects of the MDiv program including curriculum assessment and revision.  His most recent research interests have been connected with his role as director of a three-year Lilly Endowment project on addressing the financial challenges facing future pastors. A member of the pastoral theology faculty, Dr. Johnson teaches courses in hermeneutics, biblical theology, Christian worship, and spiritual formation. 

S. Steve Kang, 2015
Professor of Educational Ministries and Interdisciplinary Studies

AB., Cornell University
MDiv, MRE,  Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Northwestern University

Dr. Kang taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for eleven years before coming to Trinity, bringing with him experience gained as a professor at Wheaton College and as an adjunct faculty member at Andover-Newton Theological School, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Torch-Trinity Graduate University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Dr. Kang has participated extensively in local and parachurch ministries, and was one of the founding pastors of Parkwood Community Church in Lombard, IL. He has served as a volunteer staff member for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and has served on the boards of several organizations and publications.  He has written Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful with Gary Parrett (IVP, 2009), A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics of Spiritual Formation (Baker, 2004), and Unveiling the Socioculturally-Constructed Multivoice Self (University Press of America, 2002).  With Peter Cha and Helen Lee, he co-edited Growing Healthy Asian American Churches (IVP, 2006). 

John F. Kilner, 1993
Franklin and Dorothy Forman Chair of Christian Ethics and Theology
Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture
Director of Bioethics Programs
Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School

BA, Yale University
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
AM, PhD, Harvard University

Dr. Kilner served for more than eleven years as the first president of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity on the Trinity campus, where he continues as senior fellow. Dr. Kilner has authored/edited 21 books with such publishers as Eerdmans, Zondervan, Kregel, Tyndale, Yale University Press, and Georgetown University Press, including Biotechnology and the Human Good; Life on the Line: Ethics, Aging, Ending Patients’ Lives, Allocating Vital Resources; Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life’s Challenges; and most recently, Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God. He has also written many articles that have appeared in periodicals such as the Hastings Center Report; Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law; American Journal of Public Health; Archives of Internal Medicine; Mayo Clinic Proceedings; American Journal of Jurisprudence; and Interpretation. Dr. Kilner has been interviewed in such television venues as NBC (with Tom Brokaw), FOX News (with Bill O’Reilly), CBS, CNN, and PAX, such radio venues as National Public Radio, Moody Broadcasting Network, and Salem Network, and such newspaper venues as the New York Times, Washington Times, and Chicago Tribune. He is currently co-chair of the bioethics section of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has served as a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary and at the University of Kentucky and as a senior associate at the Park Ridge Center. His honors include the 2006 national Educator of the Year Award from the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (Tennessee); the 2015 international Paul Ramsey Award for Exemplary Achievement in the Field of Bioethics from the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (California); and the 2016 Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today--Best Book in Theology or Ethics--for his book Dignity and Destiny​.

Robert H. Krapohl, 1998
University Librarian

BA, University of Florida
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Baylor University
MLS, University of Albany, SUNY

Prior to Trinity, Dr. Krapohl served for five years as a reference librarian at Baylor University. For the last two years of his Baylor service he was assistant head of the social science and humanities department. Dr. Krapohl also taught courses in church history and western religions at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. A student of modern American evangelicalism, he has published several works on the subject, including a book entitled The Evangelicals: A Historical, Thematic, and Biographical Guide (Greenwood, 1999).

Te-Li Lau, 2008
Associate Professor of New Testament

BS, MS, Stanford University
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Emory University

Before pursuing theological studies, Dr. Lau served in the Singapore military for two and a half years and worked in Silicon Valley for ten years, obtaining patents in the field of computer engineering. He taught New Testament Greek at Singapore Bible College, TEDS, and Emory University, before joining the faculty at Trinity. His publications include The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Books (Brill), a chapter in Global Perspectives on the Bible (Pearson), and the introduction and notes for Ephesians in the NIV Study Bible (2015). He is currently writing a monograph on Paul’s use of shame for moral formation. His current research interests include the relationship between emotions and ethics, and the comparative analysis of New Testament and Confucian texts..

David J. Luy, 2012
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology

BM, Wheaton College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Marquette University

Dr. David Luy earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University. Dr. Luy is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at TEDS and a member of the American Academy of Religion as well as the Evangelical Theological Society. He has published a book with Fortress Press entitled, Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ. Dr. Luy is animated by a wide range of theological questions. His research centers especially upon the historical development and modern appropriation of reformation theology. He has been is a contributor for Luther Digest and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. 

Dennis R. Magary, 1979
Chair of the Old Testament and Semitic Languages Department
Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Fort Wayne Bible College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Magary joined the full-time TEDS faculty in 1984.  Dr. Magary has also taught at Trinity College (Deerfield), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Institute of Christian Studies (Madison, WI) and Bethel College (Indiana).  He has taught as adjunct professor at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Kingston, Jamaica), Visiting Instructor at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology (Seoul, Korea), and professor of Old Testament for Timothy Training International (Hong Kong).  In addition to teaching at Trinity, he also serves as a lecturer with the U.S. Center for World Missions and has taught in China and Eastern Europe.  Dr. Magary’s publications include chapters contributed to Seeking Out the Wisdom of the Ancients (which he also co-edited), Preaching the Old Testament (Baker), and most recently co-edited Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Post-Modern Approaches to Scripture (Crossway).  He has contributed articles to the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis and to Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. He served as a translation consultant and contributor of notes to both the ESV Study Bible and Quest Study Bible.  He served as a theological advisor and content collaborator for the Jeremiah Study Bible.  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.  Dr. Magary is a licensed minister in the Missionary Church.  Dennis and his wife, Pamela, reside in Vernon Hills, Illinois.  They have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Scott M. Manetsch, 2000
Professor of Church History

BA, Michigan State University
MDiv, MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, University of Arizona

Dr. Manetsch joined Trinity’s faculty in 2000 after serving three years as Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern College (Iowa). Ordained in the Reformed Church in America, he served as an associate pastor of education and discipleship for three years. During graduate school, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and spent two years doing archival research on French Reformation history at the university of Geneva. He is the author of Theodore Beza and the Quest for Peace in France, 1572-1598 (Brill, 2000), Calvin’s Company of Pastors. Pastoral Care and the Emerging Reformed Church, 1536-1609 (Oxford, 2013), and co-editor of The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions (Broadman & Holman, 2008).  His articles have appeared in such journals as the Bibliothéque d’humanisme et renaissance, Calvin Theological Journal, Church History, Themelios, Trinity Journal, and Westminster Theological Journal. Dr. Manetsch is the associate general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (InterVarsity Press) and is presently completing the volumes on 1 & 2 Corinthians.  He is a member of the Calvin Studies Society, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Sixteenth-Century Studies Society, and the American Society of Church History.

Thomas H. McCall, 2004
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
Director, Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding

BA, Hobe Sound Bible College
MA, Wesley Biblical Seminary
PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary

Dr. McCall works at the intersections of systematic theology with biblical, historical, and philosophical theology.  His research interests focus on the doctrines of the Trinity, Christology, hamartiology, and soteriology.  He has published articles in Philosophia Christi, the Trinity Journal, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and the Scottish Journal of Theology, and he has contributed chapters to several edited volumes.  He is the coeditor (with Michael C. Rea) of and a contributor to Philosophical and Theological Essays on the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2009) and the coauthor (with Keith D. Stanglin) of Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford University Press, 2012).  He is also the author of Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism? Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology (Eerdmans, 2010) as well as Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters (InterVarsity Academic, 2012), and he is a coauthor of Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity (Zondervan, 2014).  Current projects include a monograph on the doctrine of sin and an introduction to philosophical theology.  Before coming to Trinity, Dr. McCall served as pastor of churches in Michigan and Alaska.  With his wife Jenny and their four children, he enjoys a wide range of sports and outdoor activities.

John M. Monson, 2008
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Institute of Holy Land Studies
MA, PhD, Harvard University

Dr. Monson was born to missionary parents in Zaire but spent most of his youth in Jerusalem, Israel, where he developed an interest in biblical studies, archaeology, and historical geography. Prior to coming to Trinity he taught for eleven years at Wheaton College, where he received the Faculty Achievement Award in Teaching. His archeological fieldwork has taken him to Syria, Lebanon, and numerous excavations in Israel. His most recent publications include Dothan I: Remains from the Tell (1953-1964) (Eisenbrauns), 1 Kings in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2016), and The Temple of Solomon (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

James R. Moore, 1995
Associate Professor of Educational Ministries

BA, MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
PhD, Trinity International University

Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Moore served as assistant pastor and director of Christian education at Lifeway Wesleyan Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was also the assistant pastor at Oak Park Wesleyan Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and a public school teacher in Indiana and Illinois. He served for eighteen years as Associate Dean at TEDS, and has also served Trinity as an affiliate faculty member in the College, as Director of Administration for Doctoral Programs in the Divinity School and Assistant Dean of Trinity Graduate School. Dr. Moore has written articles and book reviews for the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education, Theological Education, and on Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi in a forthcoming volume edited by Dr. Elmer Towns.  He has developed curriculum in research theory and methodology, in leadership and management, as well as lessons for adult and child education in the local church. Dr. Moore is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church and is a member of the Wesleyan Theological Society.

Harold A. Netland, 1993
Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Intercultural Studies

BA, Biola College
MA, PhD, Claremont Graduate University

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Netland was a missionary educator for nine years in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Dr. Netland was involved in ministries among university students, church planting, and teaching at Tokyo Christian University. Dr. Netland’s areas of expertise include religious pluralism, epistemology of religion, and missions in East Asia. Dr. Netland’s published works include Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith and Mission and Christianity and Religious Diversity: Clarifying Christian Commitments in a Globalizing Age.  He coauthored with Gerald R. McDermott, A Trinitarian Theology of Religions; coauthored with Keith Yandell, Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal; and coedited with Craig Ott, Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity.

Craig Ott, 2002
Director of the Doctor of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies) Program
Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies
ReachGlobal Chair of Mission
BA, California State University, Long Beach
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Ott was a missionary with ReachGlobal (EFCA) to Germany for twenty-one years. He served as academic dean and faculty member at the Akademie für Weltmission (Korntal, Germany), and planted several churches in both the United States and Germany. Areas of expertise include theology of mission, contextualization, church planting, and teaching across cultures. His published works include Missionary Methods: Research, Reflections, and Realities (coeditor), Encountering Theology of Mission (coauthor), Global Church Planting (coauthor), Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity (coeditor), and Das Triningsprogramm für Mitarbeiter  as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society, American Society of Missiology, and the Midwest Mission Studies Fellowship and has taught or consulted in over forty countries.

David W. Pao, 1998
Chair of the New Testament Department
Professor of New Testament

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
MTS, MA, PhD, Harvard University

Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, Dr. Pao taught and preached at the Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island while completing his doctoral work at Harvard, where he majored in Greco-Roman World/Early Christianity. He has taught as a visiting professor in several institutions in Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. His publications include Acts and the Isaianic New Exodus (2000), Thanksgiving: An Investigation of a Pauline Theme (2002), Early Christian Voices: In Texts, Traditions, and Symbols (coeditor, 2003), Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, 2 vols. (2008, 2009), After Imperialism: Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement (coeditor, 2011), and Commentary on Colossians and Philemon (2012). He has also contributed to a number of collections of essays and reference works, including The Expositor's Bible Commentary (vol. 10; 2007), Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (2007), and The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (2012). He is currently serving as the New Testament editor of the Tien Dao Bible Commentary series and the consulting editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.

Miriam Stark Parent, 1993
Associate Professor of Counseling

Joint appointment at Trinity Graduate School
BA, The King’s College
MA, Liberty University
MA, Biola University
PhD, Rosemead Graduate School

Dr. Parent has served as a counselor educator for more than twenty years. Prior to coming to Trinity in 1993, she taught at Liberty University in the School of Religion. Dr. Parent is a licensed clinical psychologist. She practiced full-time for several years prior to teaching; since then she has maintained a counseling practice providing individual and marital counseling, as well as diagnostic evaluation and assessment. Over the years her speaking and writing have focused on areas such as spiritual formation, stress management, burnout, and ministry and professional ethics. Recent presentations and articles include Gender Issues in the Use of Spiritual Disciplines in Therapy; Christian Spirituality and Counseling: Ethical Concerns; Diagnostic Interviewing; Boundaries and Roles in Ministry Counseling and Christian Formation and Cultural Identity. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Counseling Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dr. Parent’s articles have been published in such periodicals as Christian Counseling Today, Professional Psychology, and American Journal of Pastoral Counseling.

James E. Plueddemann, 2004
Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies

BA, MA, Wheaton College
PhD, Michigan State University

Dr. Plueddemann comes to Trinity with extensive experience in both missions and education, having served as Director of Theological Education for ECWA in Nigeria during the 1970s, as professor and chair of the Department of Christian Education and Educational Ministries at Wheaton College during the 1980s and early 1990s and as International Director of SIM from 1993 to 2003. He has taught in many countries and written extensively, including a number of titles coauthored with his wife, Carol, most recently God’s Heart for the World: Missionary Themes from Genesis to Revelation. His latest book is Leading Across Cultures.

Robert J. Priest, 1999
G. W. Aldeen Professor of International Studies
Professor of Mission and Anthropology

BA, Columbia Bible College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, University of Chicago
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Priest served nine years as a professor at Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions. He has served in a variety of ministries, including the roles of youth director and assistant pastor. Born to career missionaries, he was raised in Bolivia and eventually returned to South America, conducting nearly two years of anthropological field research among the Aguaruna of Peru, focusing both on traditional religion and on conversion to Christianity. He has published numerous scholarly articles in a wide variety of journals and edited books. Among his publications is the book This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity and Christian Faith (Oxford UP), coedited with Alvaro Nieves, and Short-Term Missions: Doing it Right! (William Carey). 

Steven C. Roy, 1998
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Stanford University
MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Roy joined the Pastoral Theology Department at TEDS in 2001 after teaching for three years in the Systematic Theology Department. He combines twelve years of pastoral experience (in senior and associate roles in Oregon and Minnesota respectively) and his doctoral work in Systematic Theology to pursue his passion for the integration of theology and pastoral ministry. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Dr. Roy has taught at Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary in West Africa and has served in campus ministry on the staff of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Dr. Roy is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. His teaching interests especially relate to the integration of systematic and pastoral theology, worship, and homiletics. He is also committed to mentoring students and to working with them for mutual growth in spiritual formation. Dr. Roy is the author of How Much Does God Foreknow: A Comprehensive Biblical Study and What God Thinks When We Fail: Finding Grace and True Success. Dr Roy and his wife, Susan, have three adult children. They live in Mundelein, IL. Dr. Roy enjoys family activities, reading, jogging, and following current events and sports.

Julie West Russo, 2011
Program Director for the Mental Health Counseling and Counseling Ministry Programs
Clinical Coordinator
Assistant Professor of Counseling

BA, Northwestern University
MA, Trinity International University
EdD, Argosy University

Dr. Russo is a licensed professional counselor, providing individual and family counseling services, with particular expertise in the treatment of addictions. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Greg R. Scharf, 1999
Professor of Homiletics

AB, Rice University
MDiv, DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

After receiving the Master of Divinity at Trinity, Dr. Scharf served an internship at All Souls, Langham Place in London, England. He then joined the staff there, serving as chaplain to university students. During this time, Dr. Scharf coauthored Food for Life, published by InterVarsity Press in Britain and by various publishers in Afrikaans, Dutch, German, Chinese, and American editions. He then served at Knox Church, Toronto, Ontario, and subsequently for nineteen years at Salem Evangelical Free Church in Fargo, North Dakota, where he developed an eldership training program and helped equip several pastoral interns and apprentices. He is past president of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and author of Prepared to Preach, Relational Preaching, Let the Earth Hear His Voice, and editor of The Challenge of Preaching.

Phillip W. Sell, 1998
Director of Supervised Ministries and Placement
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

BA, Wheaton College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, University of Iowa

Dr. Sell brings more than twenty years of diverse pastoral experience to Trinity. He has been a director of Christian education in a church in Iowa, an executive pastor for a very large church in Southern California, and a senior pastor of a growing church in Texas. Dr. Sell taught educational ministries courses for his first seven years at Trinity and has published articles in such journals as Christian Education Today and the Christian Education Journal. His academic and practical passions revolve around the philosophy and strategy of ministry, small group ministry, adult development and ministry, spiritual formation and mentoring, and Christian leadership. Dr. Sell periodically consults with churches and Christian organizations and in his spare time enjoys most any outdoor activity, including ornithology, gardening, and hiking.

Elizabeth Yao-Hwa Sung, 2007
Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
BA, Lebanon Valley College
MA, University of Michigan
MMus, University of Michigan
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Sung received Christ during graduate school. She has extensive vocational ministry experience, serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a theological consultant and as a campus minister to University of Chicago graduate students. She also served on the staff of First Presbyterian Church (River Forest) as director of contemporary worship. She contributed to the framing of the Doctrinal Basis of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA; the Doctrinal Basis of Religious and Theological Students’ Fellowship; the Pattaya Resolution of the Lausanne Reconciliation Project, “Pursuing God’s Reconciling Mission”; and the “Theological Rationale for Diversity” for Trinity International University. Dr. Sung's research interests include theological anthropology, the theology-social science relation, theology and culture, theological interpretation of Scripture, theological hermeneutics, and the doctrine of sanctification and spiritual theology. Her dissertation is entitled, "'Race' and Ethnicity Discourse and the Christian Doctrine of Humanity: A Systematic Sociological and Theological Appraisal." She has contributed articles to various theological reference works, including “Culture and Hermeneutics” in the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and has read papers at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and of the Evangelical Theological Society. She is currently writing a book on theological anthropology for a systematic theology series.

Douglas A. Sweeney, 1997
Chair of the Church History and the History of Christian Thought Department
Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought
Director, Jonathan Edwards Center

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Sweeney came to Trinity from Yale University, where he edited The Works of Jonathan Edwards and served as a lecturer in church history and historical theology. Dr. Sweeney has served as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee, and a visiting professor for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary and the university of Heidelberg. His areas of expertise include the history of theology, history of Christianity, and American church history. He belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Church History, which he serves as a member of the Committee on Research. He has served as president of the Conference on Faith and History. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology from the Association of Theological Schools. Dr. Sweeney has written numerous books and articles about religious history and the American theologian, Jonathan Edwards, including The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards’s “Miscellanies” Nos. 1153-1360, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 23, The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement, Holding on to the Faith: Confessional Traditions in American Christianity, Jonathan Edwards and the Ministry of the Word, After Jonathan Edwards: The Courses of the New England Theology, The Suffering and Victorious Christ: Toward a More Compassionate Christology, and Edwards the Exegete: Biblical Interpretation and Anglo-Protestant Culture on the Edge of the Enlightenment.

Tite Tiénou, 1997
Research Professor, Theology of Mission
The Tite Tiénou Chair of Global Theology and World Christianity
Dean Emeritus

BS, Nyack College
Maîtrise en Théologie, Faculté Libre de Théologie Evangélique, Vaux sur Seine, France
MA, PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Tiénou has served as founding president and dean of Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. He has taught at the Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. While pastor of a church in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, he founded and directed the Maranatha Institute. He is an active participant in numerous conferences and special lectureships and has contributed many articles to scholarly journals. He has authored The Theological Task of the Church in Africa.

Eric J. Tully, 2012
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages

BA, Moody Bible Institute
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Prior to coming to Trinity, Dr. Tully taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. His research interests include the prophetic literature, Hebrew linguistics, and textual criticism. He is the author of The Translation and Translator of the Peshitta of Hosea (Brill, 2015).  He is currently working on a book on Old Testament Textual Criticism and writing a commentary on the Hebrew text of Hosea.

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, 1986-90, 1998-2009, 2012
Research Professor of Systematic Theology

BA, Westmont College MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
PhD, Cambridge University, England

Prior to his "third coming" to TEDS, Dr. Vanhoozer served as Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College and Graduate School (2008-11) and as Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at New College in the University of Edinburgh (1990-98), where he also served on the Panel of Doctrine for the Church of Scotland. He is the author of Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Cambridge University Press, 1990), Is There a Meaning in this Text? the Bible, the Reader, and the Morality of Literary Knowledge (Zondervan, 1998), First Theology: God, Scripture, and Hermeneutics (InterVarsity Press, 2002), The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox, 2005) and Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion and Authorship (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine and (with Owen Strachan) The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision. He has edited several books, including The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2003), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker, 2005), and a collection of essays by Trinity students entitled Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Influence Trends (Baker, 2005).

John D. Woodbridge, 1970
Research Professor of Church History and the History of Christian Thought

BA, Wheaton College
MA, Michigan State University
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Doctorat de Troisième Cycle, Université de Toulouse, France

Dr. Woodbridge was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and has done post-graduate study with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities [2] and the American Council of Learned Studies.  Dr. Woodbridge has taught history at the University of Toulouse, Northwestern University and Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, Paris.  He is the author of Revolt in Prerevolutionary France (Johns Hopkins) and Biblical Authority Infallibility and Inerrancy in the Christian Tradition (Zondervan).  He is the co-author with Timothy George, The Mark of Jesus (Moody), co-author with Frank James, The Zondervan History of the Christian Church Volume Two (Zondervan),  co-author with Maurice Possley, Hitler in the Crosshairs A GI’s Story of Courage and Faith (Zondervan), co-author with Collin Hansen, A God-Sized Vision Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir (Zondervan), co-author with D. A. Carson, Letters along the Way (Crossway) and co-author with Mark Noll and Nathan Hatch, The Gospel in America (Zondervan). 

He is editor of Great Leaders of the Christian Church (Moody Press; Gold Medal Award), Ambassadors for Christ (Moody; Gold Medal Award), More Than Conquerors:  Portraits of Believers from All Walks of Life (Moody Press; Gold Medal Award).  He is co-editor with Thomas McComiskey, Doing Theology in Today’s World:  Essays in Honor of Kenneth S. Kantzer (Zondervan),  co-editor with D. A. Carson, God and Culture:  Essays in Honor of Carl F. H. Henry (Eerdmans); co-editor with Jacques LeBrun, Richard Simon, Additions aux Recherhes curieuses sur la diversité des langues et religion (Press Universitaires de France); co-editor with Henning Graf Reventlow and Walter Sparn, Historische Kritik and biblischer Kanon in der deutschen Aufklärung (Otto Harrasowitz), co-editor with D. A. Carson, Hermeneutics, Authority and Canon (Zondervan), co-editor with D. A. Carson, Scripture and Truth (Zondervan) and co-editor with John N. Akers and John H. Armstrong, This We Believe: The Good News of Jesus Christ for the World (Zondervan). Dr. Woodbridge has also served as a senior editor for Christianity Today.  He enjoys composing music for relaxation.

K. Lawson Younger, Jr., 1998
Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Ancient Near Eastern History

BA, ThB, Florida Bible College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, Sheffield University

K. Lawson Younger, Jr. (Ph.D. Sheffield University) is Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois. A specialist in Assyriology and Aramaic, as well as Hebrew Bible, Dr. Younger has published a number of significant works involving ancient Near Eastern texts and their relationship to the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History Writing (1990), The Context of Scripture. 3 Volumes (1997-2002); The Canon in Comparative Perspective (1991); Mesopotamia and the Bible. Comparative Explorations (2002); Judges, Ruth (2002); and Ugarit at Seventy-Five (2007). He has also contributed to numerous collections of essays, dictionaries and journals. He is a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research, as well as an active member of the American Oriental Society, the International Association of Assyriology, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Among his many scholarly papers, he has given lectures at the British Academy and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. He has recently been the Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel (2012). He is presently working on a book on the Political History of the Arameans.