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.



John P. Burgess
James Henry Snowden Professor of Systematic Theology
Jerome F. D. Creach
Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament

Tucker Samson Ferda
Associate Professor of New Testament

Daniel Frayer-Griggs
Assistant Professor of Biblical Exegesis and Director of the Writing Center for Learning and Support
Leanna K. Fuller
Joan Marshall Associate Professor of Pastoral Care

Donna Giver-Johnston
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Scott J. Hagley
W. Don McClure Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism

Angela Dienhart Hancock
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Howard C. Scharfe Associate Professor of Homiletics

Asa J. Lee
President and Professor of Theological Formation for Ministry

AnneMarie Mingo
Associate Professor of Ethics, Culture, and Moral Leadership and Director of the Metro-Urban Institute

L. Roger Owens
Hugh Thomson Kerr Professor of Pastoral Theology

Rafael Rodríguez
Professor of New Testament

Kimberly D. Russaw
Associate Professor of Old Testament

R. Drew Smith
Henry L. Hillman Professor of Urban Ministry

Michelle Spomer
Donald G. Miller Librarian and Director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library

Edwin Chr. van Driel
Directors' Bicentennial Professor of Theology

Kenneth J. Woo
Associate Professor of Church History


Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Ryan Ramsey
Visiting Assistant Professor of History and World Christianity

Derek Woodard-Lehman
Lecturer in Theology and Ethics


Faculty Emeritae/i

Carnegie Samuel Calian  
President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Theology

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

David Esterline
President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Cross-Cultural Theological Education

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

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

Nancy L. Lapp  
Curator Emerita of the Kelso Bible Lands Museum

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

Andrew Purves  
Jean and Nancy Davis Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology

Martha Robbins  
Joan Marshall Associate Professor Emerita of Pastoral Care  

Ron E. Tappy
G. Albert Shoemaker Professor Emeritus of Bible and Archaeology


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

John E. Wilson  
P. C. Rossin Professor Emeritus of Church History