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Leo Ranzolin, ThD

Dean

Dr. Leo Ranzolin earned graduate degrees from the Andrews University of Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and the Duke University Divinity School (Th.M.). His Doctor of Theology degree (Th.D.) is in Biblical Studies from the Boston University School of Theology.

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Zane Yi, PhD

Associate Dean

Dr. Yi holds master’s degrees in philosophy from Loyola Marymount University (2004) and a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (2005) as well as a doctorate degree in philosophy at Fordham University.

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Saul Barcelo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Barcelo received his Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Claremont School of Theology. He also earned a MA in Religion, Politics & Society from CST and is an alumni of the School of Religion, receiving a MA in Clinical Ministries.

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Whitny Braun de Lobatón, PhD

Associate Professor, Ethical Studies

Dr. Braun de Lobatón received her BA degree in History and Political Science from La Sierra University, two MA degrees from LLU (MA in Biomedical and Clinical Ethics and MPH in Global Health) and a PhD in Theology, Ethics & Culture from Claremont Graduate University.

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Erik C. Carter, DMin, PhD

Associate Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Carter received degrees in theology and religion from Southern Adventist University and Andrews University, as well as a DMin from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His PhD is from Claremont School of Theology.

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Janice De-Whyte, PhD

Associate Professor, Theology Studies

Dr. De-Whyte has studied and graduated from Newbold College (Bachelor of Divinity), Andrews University (MA Old Testament) and McMaster Divinity College (PhD Old Testament).

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Janice De-Whyte, PhD

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Jeff Gang, MDiv, DMin

Assistant Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Gang earned his BA in Religion from South University, an MDiv from the SDA Theology Seminary and his DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary as well as currently working on a PhD.

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Theodore Levterov, PhD

Professor, Theology Studies

Dr. Levterov graduated with a BA in Theology from Newbold College in England. Both his MDiv and his PhD degree were earned from the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University.

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Yi Shen Ma, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ethical Studies

Yi Shen Ma earned his graduate degree in Religion, Ethics and Politics and his PhD from Claremont School of Theology. His undergraduate degree was received from La Sierra University.

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Jon Paulien, PhD

Professor, Theology Studies

Dr Paulien received his bachelor’s degree in theology from Atlantic Union College, which included a year abroad studying in West Germany. His MDiv degree (1975) and his PhD in New Testament (1987) were both earned from Andrews University.

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Zdravko Plantak, PhD

Professor, Ethical Studies

Dr. Plantak received his BA in Theology from Newbold College, earned an MA in Theology from Andrews University, and received a PhD in Theology and Christian Ethics from King’s College, University of London.

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Randy Roberts, DMin, MDiv

Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Roberts received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern Adventist University, and his MDiv from Andrews University, as well as a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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Jeffrey Rosario

Assistant Professor, Theology Studies

Jeffrey Rosario earned his Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University with a concentration in the history of Christianity. Currently, he is completing a Ph.D in History from the University of Cambridge where his research focuses on religion’s complex role in shaping and influencing the trajectory of society and politics.

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Bernard Taylor, PhD

Research Professor, Septuagint Studies

Dr. Taylor received his doctorate degree from Hebrew Union College in Bible: Texts and Versions. His masters degrees were earned at Andrews Universtiy and Hebrew Union College in Biblical Languages and Hebraic and Cognate Studies respectively.

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Calvin Thomsen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Thomsen’s education includes a BA in Theology (La Sierra University), an MDiv from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University, a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Marital and Family Therapy from LLU.

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Sigve Tonstad, MD, MA, PhD.

Research Professor, New Testament Interpretation

Dr. Tonstad completed a B.A. in Theology at Middle East College in Lebanon and Andrews University (1974), his MD from Loma Linda University (1979), an MA in Biblical Studies at LLU (1990), and a PhD in New Testament Studies at the University of St. Andrews (2005).

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Gerald Winslow, PhD

Research Professor, Bioethics

Dr. Winslow received his undergraduate education at Walla Walla University and his masters degree at Andrews University. He earned his doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

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