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

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

Antony W. Alumkal

Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion

Boyung Lee

Professor of Practical Theology

Carrie Doehring

Clifford Baldridge Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

Catherine Kelsey

Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Faculty.

Eric C. Smith

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Contemporary Christian Practices

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

Philip Butler

Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems

Theodore M. Vial, Jr.

Vice President of Innovation, Learning, and Institutional Research

Harvey Potthoff Professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought

Thomas V. Wolfe

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