School of Theology
A Diversity of Theological Expertise
Studying with theologians who are influencers in their disciplines—such as Erin Dufault-Hunter, a leading voice in Christian ethics—students can customize their learning to an area of interest as they are stretched through theological teaching that is both scholastically rigorous and biblically grounded.
School of Psychology
Leaders in Integration and Research
These scholars and practitioners deeply integrate theology with psychology throughout their teaching, support their students with informed clinical supervision, and participate in groundbreaking research. Miyoung Yoon Hammer shares a seasoned expertise in medical family therapy and cultivating self-understanding in therapists.
School of Intercultural Studies
Innovatively Shaping Mission Practice
This school’s faculty offer a broadly diverse community of mutual learning, engaging in research closely linked to practical application. Students learn from innovators like Amos Yong, a respected missiologist who brings expertise in the theologies of Pentecostalism, disability, and interfaith dialogue to his classroom.
I am thrilled to announce to the seminary community that Dwight Radcliff Jr. has accepted the invitation to become the assistant provost for the William E. Pannell Center for African American Church Studies. In the seven and a half months since becoming director of the Pannell Center, Dr. Radcliff has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment to…
Fuller is pleased to announce that Dr. Carly L. Crouch has been appointed to the David Allan Hubbard Chair in Old Testament beginning January 1, 2019. The Hubbard Chair in Old Testament was named in honor of Fuller’s former president of 30 years, David Hubbard, and established by the Board of Trustees upon his retirement.…
Fuller is honored to announce the appointment of Alexis Abernethy as our new Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity. Dr. Abernethy will continue her critical role on the School of Psychology faculty as well. Fuller Seminary recognizes that diversity, inclusion, and equity are educational, economic, and civic imperatives and critical to achieving academic excellence.…
The Companion to Public Theology, edited by Korean Studies Center Executive Director Sebastian Kim with Katie Day, has been named one of 2017’s Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine. This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list was selected by the Choiceeditorial staff from among the over 5,300 titles reviewed by Choice over the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their…
Immigration Beyond Politics: Researchers at Fuller Seminary Examine How Detention and Deportation Inflict Psychological Trauma on Citizen Children
With funding provided by the Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program, Dr. Lisseth Rojas-Flores of Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology evaluated the role detention or deportation of a parent has on the mental health of citizen children. Results from her study are in “Trauma and Psychological Distress in Latino Citizen Children Following Parental…
Fuller is pleased to announce that Sebastian Kim has been appointed executive director of the Korean Studies Center and professor of theology and public life beginning July 1, 2017. Dr. Kirsteen Kim, his wife, will join the School of Intercultural Studies faculty as professor of theology and world Christianity also on July 1. “We are so pleased…
FULLER, CALTECH COMPLETE $1.3 MILLION STUDY OF COMPASSION AND CARE IN L’ARCHE COMMUNITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
What is the nature of individuals who dedicate themselves to long-term care for persons with disabilities? For the last three years this question has been under study at the Travis Research Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology. The research was supported by a $1.3 million grant received from the John Templeton Foundation…
FULLER SEMINARY’S SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY RECEIVES GRANT FOR THE STUDY OF SPIRITUAL MINDFULNESS AND EMPATHY
The Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. (TWCF) has awarded a $215,950 planning grant to Fuller Theological Seminary to be administered by the Travis Research Institute (TRI) at Fuller’s School of Psychology. This grant, directed by Dr. Joey Fung, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator, will support an 18-month exploratory study to research the capacity…
SPENCER FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT FOR THE RESEARCH OF EDUCATION AND MINDFULNESS TO TRAVIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Fuller Theological Seminary’s Travis Research Institute (TRI) received a $49,909 research grant from the Spencer Foundation to study the benefits of mindfulness in improving academic and social emotional functioning in minority youths. The study is led by Dr. Joey Fung, assistant professor at Fuller’s School of Psychology, in collaboration with Dr. Anna Lau, professor of…
"The ones who wrote the books."
Students often say they come to Fuller to learn from “the ones who wrote the books” they’re already reading. Our outstanding faculty are leaders in their fields and among the world’s most published and influential scholars. They’re actively involved in varying forms of ministry and outreach, staying in touch with the needs of the church and world locally and globally. Whether in a physical classroom or online, our professors care about and invest themselves deeply in both the academic and spiritual formation of their students.
Our current faculty build upon the outstanding scholarship of our emeritus faculty, whose leadership continues to influence the church and its mission worldwide.
Adjunct and Affiliate Faculty
Fuller’s cadre of over 100 regular faculty is supplemented by a number of highly qualified adjunct and affiliate faculty members who enrich our curriculum with their own areas of expertise.
The C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Award
The C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Award is given annually to a Fuller Seminary faculty member for excellence in one of the following areas: Scholarship, Teaching, Church Development on Campus, Creativity in Academic Leadership, Integration, or Recognition by Peers. At Fuller’s Commencement, the award recipient is presented with a check for $2,500 and a calligraphic certificate of recognition.
The C. Davis Weyerhaeuser Award is given to a faculty member of one of Fuller’s schools on a rotating basis, with the School of Theology rotating every other year. To be eligible for nomination, a faculty member must be tenured or tenure-tracked, and must not have previously received the Weyerhaeuser Award. Faculty of that year’s school vote by a secret ballot, after which the school’s dean brings the top three nominees to the Faculty Senate for consideration and the final selection of the award recipient. The first runner-up receives a letter of recognition along with a prize of $500.
The Weyerhaeuser Award was instituted in 1977 to honor the service of C. Davis Weyerhaeuser as Chair of the Board of Trustees. He was an active member of Fuller’s board from 1959–1985.
Experts on Trending Topics
The theologians, missiologists, and psychologists who make up Fuller’s faculty publish and speak extensively on scholarly and social issues that influence academic thinking, public policy, church practice, foreign affairs, and nonprofit efforts. Coming from across the globe and a broad spectrum of Christian traditions, these women and men bring seasoned expertise in an extensive array of fields—sharing that expertise both in their classrooms and in ways that practically and beneficially impact the church, society, and world.
Experts by Subject
ADULT EDUCATION TECHNIQUES
Robert E. Freeman
AFRICAN AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGY
Alexis D. Abernethy
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
Leslie C. Allen—Psalms, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Lamentations
Tommy Givens—Matthew, Romans
Seyoon Kim—Letters of Paul
James T. Butler—Jeremiah, Job, Genesis to Deuteronomy
John Goldingay—Isaiah, Psalms, Hosea to Micah, Daniel, Genesis
Pamela J. Scalise—Prophets
J. Andrew Dearman—Hosea, Lamentations, Jeremiah
Joel B. Green—Luke, Acts
David J. Downs—Letters of Paul, Gospels, Early Church Writings
Donald A. Hagner—Matthew, Hebrews, Letters of Paul
Marianne Meye Thompson—Gospel of John
Richard J. Erickson—Romans, Matthew, Ephesians, Revelation
Stephen E. Young—Gospels
CHILDREN AND TRAUMA
CHILDREN AT RISK
David H. Scott
CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM
J. Dudley Woodberry
CHRISTIANITY IN AFRICA
CHURCH TRENDS IN THE U.S.
Ryan K. Bolger
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND MEDIATION
Bryant L. Myers
TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE
Ryan K. Bolger
THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION
John L. Thompson