Members of our Iliff faculty, one–third of whom are people of color, represent a wide variety of denominations and faiths, including American Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran (ELCA), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and United Methodist. Each of our Iliff faculty has an extraordinary commitment to teaching and scholarship that ensures an enriching and rewarding learning environment, while their dedication to developing caring, collegial relationships nurtures and challenges each student in ways textbooks and lectures cannot.

Our Core Faculty

Albert Hernández

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity

Amy Erickson

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible Director of the Master of Theological Studies Program

Antony W. Alumka

Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion

Boyung Lee

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dean of the Faculty Professor of Practical Theology Co-Dean, DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion

Carrie Doehring

Clifford Baldridge Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Catherine Kelsey

Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Formation Gerald L. Schlessman Professor in Methodist Studies

Eric C. Smith

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Contemporary Christian Practices

Theodore M. Vial, Jr.

Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Institutional Research Harvey Potthoff Professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought

Philip Butler

Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems

Jacob N. Kinnard

Professor of Comparative Religions

Katherine Turpin

Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education Director of the Master of Divinity Program

Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation Director of the Office of Professional Formation

Mark K. George

Professor of Bible and Ancient Systems of Thought Director, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Ph.D. in the Study of Religion

Miguel A. De La Torre

Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies

Pam Eisenbaum

Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins

Thomas V. Wolfe

President Chief Executive Officer Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis