Philip Clayton

Ingraham Professor of Theology

Philip Clayton is a constructive Christian theologian, deeply engaged in dialogues with science, contemporary philosophy, and the world’s religious traditions.

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Andrew Dreitcer

Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Spirituality
Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion

Andrew Dreitcer’s current research and teaching interests lie in the exploration of the nature and experience of contemplative practices across religious traditions

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Lailatul Fitriyah

Assistant Professor of Interreligious Education

Dr. Fitriyah’s dissertation research focuses on the construction of feminist theologies in postcolonial Southeast Asia in which she looks at the lives of Indonesian female migrant workers in Singapore as sites for theological knowledge production within the frameworks of Islam and Christianity.

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Maggie Froelich

Assistant Professor of New Testament & Christian Identity
PhD Exams Coordinator

Dr. Froelich is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christian history, as well as a librarian committed to issues of access in scholarly communication.

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Lincoln E. Galloway

K. Morgan Edwards Professor of Homiletics
Coordinator of the Mentoring D.Min. Program

Lincoln E. Galloway, a native of Montserrat, teaches and researches in the areas of Homiletics and New Testament studies.

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Alecia C. Glaize

Interim Director & Instructor of Field Education

Rev. Alecia Curtis Glaize is a United Methodist Deacon who has focused her ministry on Christian Education and nonprofit management.

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Nicholas Grier

Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Spiritual Care, and Counseling

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Nicholas Grier’s writing, speaking, counseling, and community leadership privileges the experiences of the most vulnerable and marginalized people in society.

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Grant J. Hagiya

Professor of Leadership and Innovation

Grant Hagiya, current President of the Claremont School of Theology, brings over 25 years of denominational leadership and seminary education to his role.

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Sharon Jacob

Visiting Professor of New Testament & Postcolonial Studies

Dr. Jacob’s research interests include gender and sexuality studies, feminist theory, race and whiteness theory, and postcolonial theory.

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Yohana A. Junker

Assistant Professor of Art, Spirituality, and Culture
Associate Dean for Spiritual Life and Social Transformation

Yohana A. Junker’s research probes the intersections among the fields of art history, eco-criticism, and decolonial studies, with special attention to contemporary Indigenous and diasporic art practices.

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Grace Yia-Hei Kao

Professor of Ethics
Interim/Inaugural Bishop Roy I. Sano & Kathleen A. Thomas-Sano Professor in Pacific & Asian American Theology

Grace Yia-Hei Kao regularly teaches and researches in the following four areas: (1) rights, human and animal, (2) religion in the public sphere in the U.S., (3) ecofeminism, (4) Asian American Christianity.

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Namjoong Kim

Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry
Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs & International Relations for Korea

Namjoong Kim is dedicated to pioneering innovative methods and approaches for practical engagement. His expertise encompasses Worship and Preaching, with a keen focus on diverse areas including Social Justice, Creative Preaching and Worship, Sacraments, Conflict Healing, Reconciliation, and Transformation through Preaching and Worship, as well as Multiculturalism.

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Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan

President Emeritus
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Chief Strategy Officer

The Rev. Dr. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan became the Seventh President of Claremont School of Theology on July 1, 2013. Prior to that he served as Dean of Drew Theological School and Professor of Hebrew Bible from January 2011 to June 2013. A scholar of ancient Israelite and Near Eastern history, Dr. Kuan’s current research addresses Asian and Asian American hermeneutics, as well as approaches to biblical instruction for the churches.

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Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

Professor of Practical Theology, Religious Education, & Christian Histories

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, is a priest of the Episcopal diocese of Los Angeles, is a religious educator, practical theologian, historian, writer and editor, equity facilitator, and program and retreat leader.

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K. Samuel Lee

Edna & Lowell Craig Professor of Practical Theology, Spiritual Care, & Counseling
VP for International Relations

K. Samuel Lee is a practical/pastoral theologian who brings his pastoral experience and clinical expertise to his teaching. As an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and a licensed psychologist, he is interested in the intersection of psychology and religion/spirituality as it pertains to pastoral practice and congregational life.

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Venu Mehta

Assistant Professor of Jainism and Comparative Spiritualities

Venu Mehta is a scholar of Jainism. Her present research focuses on the devotional practices, literature, and iconography of the Jaina Goddess Padmāvatī, with special attention to vernacular and regional forms of devotion and goddesses in Jainism.

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Frank Rogers, Jr.

Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation & Narrative Pedagogy
Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion

Frank Rogers, Jr. is CST’s Muriel Bernice Roberts Professor of Spiritual Formation and Narrative Pedagogy and the co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion.

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Andrew Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Process and Comparative Theology

Andrew Schwartz is a scholar, organizer, and social entrepreneur. As a comparative philosopher and theologian, his teaching and research specializations include religious pluralism, process thought, and ecological civilization.

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B. Yuki Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Constructive Theologies, Spirituality & Decolonial Studies

B. Yuki Schwartz’s areas of scholarship include deimperial/decolonial studies; Asian and Asian American theology; political theology; and critical race, gender, and sexuality studies.

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Marvin A. Sweeney

Professor of Hebrew Bible

Marvin A. Sweeney specializes in the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible (Latter Prophets), the Narrative Literature of the Hebrew Bible (Pentateuch and Former Prophets), the Apocalyptic and Visionary Literature of Ancient Judaism (Writings of the Hebrew Bible; Qumran; Heikhalot Literature).

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Aizaiah G. Yong

Assistant Professor of Spirituality

Over the past decade, Rev. Aizaiah has been privileged to serve in a variety of leadership positions within spiritual and religious institutions, community based nonprofit organizations, as well as seminaries and universities.

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