Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will install the Rev. Dr. Steven S. Tuell into the James A. Kelso Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Chair Thurs., April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hicks Memorial Chapel.
After studying at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Princeton Theological Seminary, Tuell earned his doctorate in Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He taught at Erskine College, S.C. (1989-1992) and Randolph-Macon College, Va. (1992-2005), receiving numerous awards for teaching excellence. Tuell’s particular research interest is the biblical literature of the early Persian period. He has written numerous articles and book reviews, including multiple entries in Feasting on the Word (a commentary on the Common Lectionary published by Westminster John Knox), and has also been a frequent contributor to the United Methodist Publishing House Adult Bible Studies curriculum and Bible Reader series. Tuell has written a study of Ezekiel 40—48 in the Harvard Semitic Monographs Series, a commentary on 1 and 2 Chronicles in the Interpretation Series, and with John Strong co-edited a Festschrift for S. Dean McBride Jr. His most recent book is a commentary on Ezekiel, published by Hendrickson in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series in 2008. He is now writing a commentary on Nahum through Malachi. An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Tuell has served churches in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and Virginia. He is a member in full connection to the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, and preaches and teaches frequently throughout the area. He and his wife Wendy have three college-age sons.
The Chair is named in honor of James A. Kelso, former professor and president of Western Theological Seminary, an antecedent of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.