Our Core Faculty

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.

Albert Hernández

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity

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Amy Erickson

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

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Antony W. Alumkal

Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion

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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

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Carrie Doehring

Clifford Baldridge Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Catherine Kelsey

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

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Eric C. Smith

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Contemporary Christian Practices

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Eunjoo Mary Kim

Professor of Homiletics and Liturgics

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Girim Jung

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion and Contextual Theologies
Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Jacob N. Kinnard

Professor of Comparative Religions

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Jeffrey H. Mahan

Ralph E. & Norma E. Peck Professor of Religion & Communication

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Jennifer S. Leath

Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Justice
Director of the MASJE Degree Program

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Katherine Turpin

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

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Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

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

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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

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Miguel A. De La Torre

Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies

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Pam Eisenbaum

Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins

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Philip Butler

Assistant Professor of Theology and Black Posthuman Artificial Intelligence Systems

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Theodore M. Vial, Jr.

Associate Dean of Curriculum and Institutional Assessment
Harvey Potthoff Professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought

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Thomas V. Wolfe

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

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Tink Tinker

(wazhazhe, Osage Nation)
Professor Emeritus

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