Faculty

Wanjiru M. Gitau

Assistant Professor of World Christianity and Practical Theology   Born and educated in Kenya, Dr. Gitau has extensive pastoral experience in dynamic congregations, as well as research experience in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and USA. Between 2011 and 2017, she was a researcher with a multi-country project, The Africa Leadership Survey https://africaleadershipstudy.org/, funded by …

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Bryan T. Froehle

Professor of Religious Studies and Sociology BRYAN_FROEHLE@pba.edu Dr. Froelhe previously directed the Ph.D. program in practical theology at St. Thomas University. Earlier in his career, he founded the Siena Center at Dominican University in Illinois, dedicated to the intersection of faith and contemporary society, and led the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), …

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Victor A. Copan

Professor of Ministry Leadership and Biblical Studies VIC_COPAN@pba.edu Dr. Victor Copan is a professor of ministry, leadership and biblical studies and is also chair of the ministry department.  Under his leadership, the B.A. in Ministry degree has expanded significantly through the addition of six concentrations.  His areas of teaching range from spiritual formation, New Testament, …

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Dr. Rickabaugh

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Research Scholar in Public Philosophy BRANDON_RICKABAUGH@PBA.EDU His dissertation, The Conscious Mind Unified, won the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from both the Department of Philosophy and the School of Humanities (a first for the Philosophy Department) at Baylor University. Dr. Rickabaugh’s research seeks to understand what unifies and disunifies ultimate …

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Randy Richards

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies Provost RANDY_RICHARDS@pba.edu Dr. Randy Richards loves training students for ministry, both domestically and internationally.  He has been teaching New Testament since 1986 in Texas, Indonesia, Arkansas and now Florida. Dr. Richards joined Palm Beach Atlantic University as the dean of the School of Ministry in 2006 and is now …

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Kathy Maxwell

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies KATHY_MAXWELL@pba.edu Dr. Maxwell’s areas of research interest include New Testament studies, especially literary and rhetorical methodologies; biblical interpretation; and the history of the Christian church. She is currently working on projects that consider the audience’s formation and participation in hearing the biblical story, both in ancient times and …

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Nathan Maxwell

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies NATHAN_MAXWELL@pba.edu Dr. Nathan Maxwell came to PBA in January 2009 as an adjunct instructor in the School of Ministry. In July 2009, Dr. Maxwell became an instructional design assistant in the Office of Online Learning, providing technical services in a collaborative effort with faculty to create online courses …

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Brittany Melton

Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies BRITTANY_MELTON@pba.edu Dr. Melton is the author of Where is God in the Megilloth? A Dialogue on Divine Presence and Absence (Brill, forthcoming 2017).  She also has published several book chapters on various topics in biblical studies, ranging from discussions of literary critical methods of interpretation to examinations of divine presence …

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Joshua Malone

Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies JOSH_MALONE@pba.edu Dr. Malone has written two books which are under review and proposal for publication. He has also written several essays and book reviews all on various topics of theology such as the incarnation, eternal generation, and the trinity. Prior to his appointment to PBA, Dr. Malone was …

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