Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Faculty Videos

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a place where students can discern their call to ministry - whatever that call may be. In this first video faculty mentors highlight what makes PTS a great place to learn and grow in faith.

Below you will also find faculty video profiles. Learn more about their teaching, research, and related activities. After watching these videos, it will be clear that God has blessed beyond expectations the part that Pittsburgh Seminary is able to play for Christ's church through these truly outstanding Christian professors.



The Rev. Dr. Ron Cole-Turner (3:01)
H. Parker Sharp Professor of Theology and Ethics

The Rev. Dr. Jerome Creach (2:43)
Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament


The Rev. Dr. Leanna K. Fuller (2:01)
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care


Dr. Robert A. J. Gagnon (3:03)
Associate Professor of New Testament


The Rev. Dr. Angela Hancock (2:00)
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship


Dr. Edith Humphrey (2:47)
William F. Orr Professor of New Testament


The Rev. Dr. Susan Kendall (1:47)
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program


The Rev. Dr. L. Roger Owens (2:22)
Associate Professor of Leadership and Ministry


The Rev. Dr. Andrew Purves (1:52)
Jean and Nancy Davis Professor of Historical Theology


The Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith (1:55)
Professor of Urban Ministry


Dr. Ron E. Tappy (2:38)
G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology


The Rev. Dr. Lisa L. Thompson (1:16)
Assistant Professor of Homiletics


The Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell (2:13)
James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament


The Rev. Dr. Heather Vacek (3:03)
Assistant Professor of Church History


The Rev. Dr. Edwin Chr. van Driel (2:26)
Directors' Bicentennial Associate Professor of Theology