School of Mission and Theology
Missional Application of Theological Expertise
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.
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.
"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. 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