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M.A. in Transformational Leadership Faculty

Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Paul Ferris

Professor, Hebrew Bible | pferris@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Teaching specialty

Content and exegesis of the First Testament and biblical languages

Justin Irving

Professor of Ministry Leadership | j-irving@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Research Interests

Leadership Studies; Servant Leadership; Team Effectiveness; Cross-Cultural Leadership; Organizational Change; Ministry Leadership; Purpose in Leadership; Leadership Assessment; Research Methodology and Design; Spiritual and Personal Formation for Leaders

Mark McCloskey

Lead Faculty, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership | m-mccloskey@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Areas of expertise

Biblical theology of leadership, leadership formation, organizational leadership development, team building, virtue-based leadership, strategic planning

Andrew Rowell

Instructor of Ministry Leadership | a-rowell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Research Interests

Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lesslie Newbigin, Eugene Peterson, church planting, church consulting, megachurches, trends in theological education, business management, the quantitative study of congregations in sociology, models of practical theology, the history of pastoral ministry, pastoral ministry in literature.

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