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Jon Paulien, PhD

Dean

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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Leo Ranzolin, ThD

Associate Dean

Dr. Leo Ranzolin received his B.S. in Management from Columbia Union College (1981); he earned an M.Div. degree from Andrews University’s Theological Seminary (1987) and a Th.M. degree in Biblical Studies from Duke University’s Divinity School (1993).

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Whitny Braun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Ethical Studies

Dr. Braun 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

Assistant 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 P De-Whyte, PhD

Assistant 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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Oleksandr Dubov, PhD

Instructor, Ethical Studies

Dr. Dubov received a BA in Theology from the SDA Theological Institute, a MDiv from Andrews University and his PhD in Health Care ethics from Duquesne University.

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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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Carla Gober-Park, PhD, MS, MPH, RN

Assistant Vice President, Spiritual Life and Mission Director, Center for Spiritual Life & Wholeness Assistant Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Gober-Park completed two master’s degrees from Loma Linda University; a MPH health education and promotion (1985), and a MS in marriage and family studies (1994); and completed her PhD in religious studies from Emory University.

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David R Larson, DMin, PhD

Professor, Theology Studies

Dr. Larson received his bachelor’s degree from Pacific Union College. He went on to complete a DMin (1973) and a PhD (1983) at the Claremont School of Theology.

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Theodore (Ted) Levterov, PhD

Assistant 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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Angela Li, MBA, MA

Instructor, Relational Area

Angela Li holds a MBA degree from University of Redlands (1999) and a MA degree in Clinical Ministry from Loma Linda University School of Religion (2010). She is completing her PhD degree in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology.

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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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Richard Rice, PhD

Professor, Theological Studies

Dr. Rice earned his MDiv degree from the Andrews University Theological Seminary in 1969 and both his master’s degree (1972) and his PhD (1974) from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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Randy L. 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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Siroj Sorajjakool, PhD

Professor, Relational Studies

Dr. Sorajjakool earned a bachelor’s degree in Theology from Southeast Asia Union Seminary in Singapore (1982) as well as two master’s degrees; an MA Religion from Andrews University (1987) and an MA Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology (1998) before receiving a PhD in Theology and Personality (Pastoral Care and Counseling, 1999) from Claremont.

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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 K. Tonstad, MD, MA, PhD.

Assistant Professor, Theology Studies

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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James W. Walters, PhD

Professor, Ethical Studies

Dr. Walters received his undergraduate degree from Southern Adventist University and completed his MDiv at Andrews University as well as earned a master’s degree and his doctoral degree from the Claremont Graduate School.

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Gerald Winslow

Director, Center for Christian 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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Zane Yi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Theology Studies

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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