All PLTS Faculty

Julián González, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Southern Methodist University 2015

Shauna K. Hannan, Ph.D.

Professor of Homiletics
Princeton Theological Seminary 2011

Carol Jacobson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Practical Theology; Diaconal Ministry Program Director
Constructive Theology, Religious Education, Congregational Studies, Youth and Family Ministries

Cynthia Diane Moe-Lobeda, Ph.D.

Professor of Theological and Social Ethics
Union Theological Seminary 2001
Theological/social ethics. Ecological ethics. Intersections of economic justice, racial justice, and climate justice. Public theology, moral agency, liberationist and eco-feminist ethics.

Moses Paul Peter Penumaka, Th.D.

Director, Theological Education for Emerging Ministries [TEEM]
Theology and Religion, especially Asian and Oceania regions. Theology and Christolgy from the margins. Expert in providing theological education for multicultural leadership in ELCA.

Kirsi I. Stjerna, Ph.D.

First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology
Boston University 1995
Luther's theology and the Reformations; Lutheran theology, sources and hermeneutics; Luther and the Jews; Women in Christianity and the Reformations; Gender perspectives and reading Christian sources.

Alicia Vargas, Ph.D.

Dean of PLTS; Associate Professor of Multicultural and Contextual Studies
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine 1985

Leslie Veen, D.Min.

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Herbert Anderson

Research Professor of Pastoral Theology

Walter Gary Pence, Ph.D.

Instructor of Biblical Greek; Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology

Ted Peters, Ph.D.

Distinguished Research Professor of Systematic Theology