Faculty Directory

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Willard Walden Christopher Ashley, Sr.
Dean of the Seminary and Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Doctor of Ministry 1992 Major: Leadership Development and Urban Ministry

Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Master of Divinity 1984 Major: Urban Ministry

Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts 1981 Major: Communication Theory

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York
Associate in Applied Science 1974 Major: Fashion Buying & Merchandising

Christopher P. Brennan
Director of Gardner A. Sage Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography

B.A., St. John Fisher College
M.L.S., State University of New York College at Geneseo
M.A.T.S., Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Jaeseung Cha
Associate Professor of Foundational and Constructive Theology

Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Free University in Amsterdam
Th.M., Systematic Theology, Western Theological Seminary
M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea

John W. Coakley
L. Russell Feakes Memorial Professor of Church History

B.A., Wesleyan University
M.Div., Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University

Warren L. Dennis
The Dirk Romeyn Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry and Director of Doctoral Ministry

B.S., M.C.P., University of Cincinnati

M.Div., Johnson C. Smith Seminary (Interdenominational Theological Center)

D.Min., United Theological Seminary, Dayton

Bernadette Glover
Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship

D.Min., Black Church Leadership in a Post Modern Era, United Theological Seminary
M.A., Theological Studies, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Religion and Communication Arts, Eastern University
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Eastern University

Allan Janssen
Affiliate Faculty Theological Studies

B.A. (summa cum laude), philosophy; Central College; Pella, Iowa

M.Div. Western Theological Seminary; Holland, Michigan

M.A. Philosophy; State University of New York at Albany
Thesis: "Plato and Protagoras on the Basis of Knowledge"

Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam, Dissertation: "Kingdom, Office and Church: A Study of A.A. van Ruler's Doctrine of Ecclesiastical Office with Implications for the North American Ecumenical Discussion"

James Jinhong Kim
Affiliate Associate Professor of Missiology and Religion
Director of the Horace G. Underwood Center for Global Christianity

Columbia University, M.Phil., Ph.D.
Princeton University, Special Student
Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div.
William Jessup University, B.Th.

Gregg Alan Mast

Ph.D. Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 1985
Major: Liturgical Studies
Dissertation: The Eucharistic Service of the Catholic Apostolic Church and Its Influence on Reformed Liturgical Renewals of the Nineteenth Century

M.Phil. Drew University, Madison, New Jersey 1981
Major: Liturgical Studies

M.Div. New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1976

B.A. Hope College, Holland, Michigan 1974
Major: Religion

Jeff Pettis
Affiliate Associate Professor of New Testament

PhD May 2004, Union Theological Seminary, NY
Dissertation: "The Sleepers Dream: Asclepius Ritual and Early Christian Rhetoric"

MPhil May 2002, Union Theological Seminary, NY

MA June 1997, University of Pennsylvania
Thesis: Second Century Literature: An Examination and Comparison of Josephus, Ignatius of Antioch, Shepherd of Hermas and Justin Martyr

MSLS June 1994, Drexel University

ThM May 1992, Princeton Theological Seminary
Thesis: "Luke 16: 19-31 The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus"

MDiv May 1986, Princeton Theological Seminary
Thesis: "Jesus' Parables: A study of Interpretation"

BS May 1978, Millersville University

Laura Sinclair
Affiliate Associate Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Adelphi University;
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary;
D.Min., Hartford Seminary
Certification in Special Education, Old Westbury College
Pastor Studies Certificate, Blanton-Peale

Raynard Smith
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care (Residential)

B.S., Springfield College, 1983

Major: General Studies, Minor: Religion

M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1987

Th. M., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1988

Major: Pastoral Care and Counseling

BCC, Association of Professional Chaplains, 1996

Ph. D., Drew University, 2010
Major: Psychology and Religion
Dissertation: "Black Churches as Selfobject Environment: A Self Psychological Analysis of Church of God in Christ Worship and Ethos"

Terry Ann Smith
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

2011 Doctor of Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Drew University, Madison, NJ

2007 Master of Philosophy, Drew University, Madison, NJ

2002 Master of Divinity, Biblical Studies, New Brunswick Theological Seminary,
New Brunswick, NJ

1994 Master of Science, Information Systems Development, Roosevelt University,
Chicago, IL

1986 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Marketing, Roosevelt
University, Chicago, IL

Beth LaNeel Tanner
Chair of Admissions Committee and The Rev. Dr. Norman and Mrs. Mary Kansfield Professor of Old Testament Studies

B.S., Purdue University

M.Div., Eden Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Virginia Wiles
Professor of New Testament (Residential)

M.F.A. in Fiction (expected graduation, 2012) Spalding University
Ph.D. in Bible (1993) The University of Chicago
M.A. in New Testament (1982)Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. in Social Sciences (1977) Texas Wesleyan University
Att. Oklahoma Baptist University (1972-74)

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