Faculty

Mark W. Bartusch, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Valparaiso University, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • Biblical Theology, Hebrew Language
    mark.bartusch@valpo.edu

Matthew L. Becker, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), University of Chicago
  • Modern Christian Thought
    matthew.becker@valpo.edu

Richard E. DeMaris, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Theology
  • University of Illinois-Urbana, Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia University-Union Theological Seminary
  • Archaeology and the New Testament World, Social Anthropology and Early Christian Communities, New Testament Literature: Pauline Letters, Mark, Luke-Acts
    richard.demaris@valpo.edu

Lisa M. Driver, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Ball State University, University of Toronto
  • Theology of Late Antiquity and Medieval Periods
    lisa.driver@valpo.edu

Christoffer H. Grundmann, M.Th., D.Th, D.Th. habil.

  • John R. Eckrich University Professor in Religion and the Healing Arts
  • Missionsseminar Hermannsburg, Hermannsburg, Germany
  • University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  • Dialogue between Medicine and Theology; Medical Missions (history and concepts); Genetics, the Brain and the Humanum; Body, Embodiment and Incarnation; Hermeneutics of the Body; Religion and the Healing Arts; Health, Healing and Salvation
    christoffer.grundmann@valpo.edu

George C. Heider, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Theology
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Yale University
  • Biblical Studies, Hebrew Language
    George.Heider@valpo.edu

Gregory Jones, M.Div., D. Min

  • Lecturer in Theology; Founder, Union Community Church, Valparaiso
  • Christianity and Social Context
    Gregory.Jones@valpo.edu

Carolyn Leeb, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Lecturer in Theology
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • Biblical Theology, Hebrew Language
    Carolyn.Leeb@valpo.edu

Gilbert Meilaender, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Professor of Christian Ethics
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Washington University, Princeton University
  • Christian Ethics
    gilbert.meilaender@valpo.edu

James F. Moore, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Theology
  • Park College, Luther Theological Seminary, University of Chicago
  • Philosophical Theology, Theology of Sexuality and Marriage, Jewish-Christian Dialogue, Theology and Science
    james.moore@valpo.edu

Frederick A. Niedner, M.Div., Th.D.

  • Professor of Theology
  • Concordia Senior College, Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Christ Seminary-Seminex
  • Biblical Theology, Hebrew Language
    fred.niedner@valpo.edu

George Pati, M.T.S., Ph.D.

  • Surjit S. Patheja Chair in World Religions and Ethics
  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Associate Professor of International Studies 
  • Southern Methodist University (M.T.S.); Boston University (Ph.D.)
  • History of South Asian Religions; Hinduism; Kerala History; Malayalam Language and Literature;
    Sanskrit; Hindi; Religion and Aesthetics; Comparative Religion; World Christianity; Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion
    george.pati@valpo.edu

Ronald Rittgers , M.T.S., Ph.D.

  • Erich Markel Chair in German Reformation Studies
  • Professor of History and Theology
  • Wheaton College (B.A.), Regent College (M.T.S.), Harvard University (Ph.D.)
  • History and theology of the Reformation period
    Ron.Rittgers@valpo.edu

David K. Weber, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Lecturer in Theology, Program Director, Center for Church Vocations
  • Concordia Theological Seminary (Ft. Wayne), University of Durham
  • Theological Ethics, Systematic Theology
    david.weber@valpo.edu

Associated Faculty

Dorothy C. Bass, M.A., Ph.D.

Diane Marten, M.A.
  • Adjunct Instructor in Theology; Director of Education/Formation, Lutheran Deaconess Association
  • Valparaiso University
    Diane.Marten@valpo.edu


Faculty Emeriti

 James W. Albers, M.Div., Th.D.

  • Richard P. Baepler Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Theology
  • Concordia Senior College, Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Concordia Seminary Graduate School
  • Church History, History of Lutheranism, History of American Christianity
    jim.albers@valpo.edu

Richard P. Baepler, M.Div., Ph.D.

  • Emeritus Professor of Theology and Law
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Theologische Hochschule (Hamburg), University of Erlangen, University of Chicago
  • History of Christian Thought, Patristics, American Legal History
    richard.baepler@valpo.edu

Daniel C. Brockopp, B.Th., S.T.M.

  • Emeritus Pastor to the University
  • Concordia Teacher's College (River Forest), Concordia Seminary (Springfield), Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
  • Liturgical Theology, New Testament Theology
    dan.brockopp@valpo.edu

Theodore M. Ludwig, M.Div., Th.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of World Religions and Ethics
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Concordia Seminary Graduate School, University of Chicago
  • History of Religions, Japanese and Chinese Religions, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Hebrew Biblical Studies
    ted.ludwig@valpo.edu

Karl E. Lutze, B.A., M.Div.

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis)
  • Human Relations Issues, The Church and Social Victims

Edgar P. Senne, M.Div., M.A.Ed., M.A.

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology
  • Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Washington University, University of Chicago
  • History of Religions, Native American Religions, African Religions, Pastoral Counseling
Walter M. Wangerin, Jr., M.Div., M.A., Lit.D.
  • Emil and Elfriede Jochum Professor of English and Theology
  • Concordia Senior College, Miami University in Ohio, Christ Seminary-Seminex, Valparaiso University (lit. D.)
  • Theology and Literature, Creative Writing