Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Endowed Faculty Chairs

Minimum gifts of $25,000 generate amounts that have a significant annual impact on endowed faculty chairs.

Chairs in Biblical Studies

      

Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity
Chair Installation Policy
: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

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Robert C. Holland Chair of Old Testament
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Jerome Creach, installed in 2003
Most Recent Book: Violence in Scripture (WJK, 2013)

Chair History          Faculty Video

 

James A. Kelso Chair of Hebrew and Old Testament
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell, installed in 2010
Most Recent Book: Ezekiel (Hendrickson, 2009)

Chair History          Faculty Video

    John McNaugher Chair of New Testament Literature and Exegesis
The endowment for this chair remains insufficient to fund a faculty position today.

Chair History

  William F. Orr Professor of New Testament
Occupant: Dr. Edith M. Humphrey, installed in 2005
Most Recent Book: Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says (Acadia, 2013)
 

Chair History          Faculty Video

 

G. Albert Shoemaker Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Occupant: Dr. Ron E. Tappy, installed in 1999
Dr. Tappy also serves as director of the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology and project director/principal investigator of The Zeitah Excavations.
Most Recent Book: Literate Culture and Tenth-Century Canaan: The Tel Zayit Abecedary in Context (Eisenbrauns, 2008)

Chair History          Faculty Video

Chairs in Theology

 

The Directors’ Bicentennial Chair
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Edwin Chr. Van Driel, installed in 2014
Most Recent Book: Incarnation Anyway: Arguments for Supralapsarian Christology (Oxford University Press, 2008)

Chair History          Faculty Video

  Jean and Nancy Davis Chair of Historical Theology
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Andrew Purves, installed in 2013
Most Recent Book: The Resurrection of Ministry: Serving in the Hope of the Risen Lord (InterVarsity, 2010)

Chair History          Faculty Video
 
   

Hugh Thomson Kerr Chair of Pastoral Theology
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Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

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H. Parker Sharp Chair of Theology and Ethics
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Cole-Turner, installed in 1996
Most Recent Book: Prayer in the Trinity (e-book, through Amazon, Smashwords, etc.)

Chair History          Faculty Video

 

James Henry Snowden Chair of Systematic Theology
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. John P. Burgess, installed in 2001
Most Recent Book: Encounters with Orthodoxy: How Protestant Churches Can Reform Themselves Again (WJK, 2013)

Chair History

   

John Witherspoon Chair in Christian Ethics
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History         

Chairs in Church History and Christian Mission

   

P. C. Rossin Chair of Church History
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History         

   

W. Don McClure Chair of World Mission and Evangelism
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure. 

Chair History         

Chairs in Pastoral Ministries and Homiletics

   

Joan Marshall Chair of Pastoral Care
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History            

   

Robert Meneilly Chair of Leadership and Ministry
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History                  

   

The Henry L. Hillman Chair of Urban Ministry
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure. 

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William Oliver Campbell Chair in Homiletics
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History         

   

Howard C. Scharfe Chair in Homiletics 
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

Chair History         

Chairs in Christian Education

 

Louise and Perry Dick Chair in Church Education
Occupant: The Rev. Dr. Byron H. Jackson, installed in 1993
Dr. Jackson also serves as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty.

Chair History

   

William Stucki Hansen Chair for Christian Education and Youth Ministry
Chair Installation Policy: A faculty member may be elected to a chair by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation by the President. Ordinarily the elected faculty member will have achieved the rank of associate or full professor and been granted tenure.

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Non-teaching Faculty Chair

 

Donald G. Miller Librarian Chair
Occupant: Dr. Sharon Taylor, installed in 2007
Dr. Taylor also serves as director of the Clifford E. Barbour Library.

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