The faculty—the heart of the educational experience at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary—further our tradition of academic excellence through teaching, research, publication, and service to the church. They represent six Christian traditions, and most of them are ordained or have served as pastors. A low student-to-faculty ratio encourages interaction and facilitates mentoring relationships in our community of scholars.

Devoted to preparing students for a wide variety of Christian ministries, our faculty members bear witness to the gospel throughout their professional and personal lives. They are regular contributors to scholarly knowledge through their publications and participation in learned societies on six continents. They frequently preach and teach in congregations and universities locally, nationally, and internationally. In these ways, the faculty at Pittsburgh Seminary enrich the learning of all our students both on and off our campus. 

At Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, students prepare for ministry with scholars dedicated to the church and academy.

 

Faculty

 
John P. Burgess
James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology

412-924-1430

 

Jerome F. D. Creach
Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament

412-924-1428

 

Tucker Samson Ferda
Associate Professor of New Testament

412-924-1391

Leanna K. Fuller
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care

412-924-1459
Scott J. Hagley
Associate Professor of Missiology

412-924-1399
Angela Dienhart Hancock
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship

412-924-1451
Jennifer Kaalund
Associate Professor of New Testament

412-924-1386
Asa J. Lee
President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry

412-924-1366

 

AnneMarie Mingo
Associate Professor of Ethics, Culture, and Moral Leadership

412-924-1401

 

L. Roger Owens
Professor of Christian Spirituality and Ministry

412-924-1458
Kimberly D. Russaw
Associate Professor of Old Testament

412-924-1407
R. Drew Smith
Professor of Urban Ministry

412-924-1457
Michelle Spomer
Donald G. Miller Librarian and Director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library

412-924-1408
Edwin Chr. van Driel
Directors' Bicentennial Professor of Theology

412-924-1425
Kenneth J. Woo
Associate Professor of Church History

412-924-1350
 

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

 
Jim Durlesser
Visiting Professor of Doctor of Ministry Studies
jdurlesser@pts.edu

 

Daniel Frayer-Griggs
Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible
Gil Waldkoenig
Visiting Professor of Church in Society
gwaldkoenig@pts.edu
Derek Woodard-Lehman
Lecturer in Theology and Ethics

412-924-1353

Faculty Emeritae/i

Carnegie Samuel Calian  
President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Theology
calian@pts.edu

Ron Cole-Turner
H. Parker Sharp Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics

David Esterline
President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Cross-Cultural Theological Education
desterline@pts.edu

Donald E. Gowan  
Robert C. Holland Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Byron H. Jackson
Dean Emeritus of the Faculty and Louise and Perry Dick Professor Emeritus of Education
bjackson@pts.edu

Edith M. Humphrey
William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament

Nancy L. Lapp  
Curator Emerita of the Kelso Bible Lands Museum
nlapp@pts.edu

Charles B. Partee  
P. C. Rossin Professor Emeritus of Church History

Andrew Purves  
Jean and Nancy Davis Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology
apurves@pts.edu

Martha Robbins  
Joan Marshall Associate Professor Emerita of Pastoral Care  

Ron E. Tappy
G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology
rtappy@pts.edu
412-924-1427

Steven Tuell
James A. Kelso Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament

John E. Wilson  
P. C. Rossin Professor Emeritus of Church History
jwilson@pts.edu