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Researchers listed below are qualified to supervise at all levels from Minor Thesis to research Masters to PhD, unless otherwise indicated. Note that the research area Theology includes Lutheran theology.

You are not restricted to the supervisors listed below. Contact ALC Research to discuss finding a supervisor from another University of Divinity college or another university or theological college in Australia or overseas.

Dr Chris de Wet

Research areas: New Testament, Apocrypha, Early Christianity, Late Antiquity

Location South Africa

Dr Edwin El-Mahassni

Research areas: Philosophical Theology, Science and Theology

Dr Will Frost

Research areas: Public Theology, Systematic Theology (from 2020)

Dr Stephen Haar

BTh BA(Hons) PhD GradDipEd CertIVTAE
Dean; Senior Lecturer in Theology, Vice-Principal, Academic Dean, Course Advisor

In 2007 Stephen commenced at ALC as Lecturer in New Testament and Pastoral Studies. He was appointed Dean in 2008 and Dean / Vice-Principal in 2010.

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology, Theological Education

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Adam Hensley

BTh GradDipMin PhD GCTE
Lecturer in Old Testament, Dean of Chapel

Adam commenced work at ALC in semester 1 2017, having accepted the call of the Church to serve as lecturer in Old Testament at ALC.

Research areas: Old Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Hultgren

BA MDiv PhD
Lecturer in New Testament, Coordinator of Biblical Studies

Stephen began lecturing in New Testament at ALC in July 2012. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer within the University of Divinity in 2018.

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Professor Wendy Mayer

BA BA(Hons) PhD
Associate Dean for Research, LTJ Editor

Wendy commenced work at ALC in January 2017. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and known internationally for her research on early Christian preaching and the life and works of the eastern church father and preacher John Chrysostom. Her research currently embraces two additional strands: the reception of Greek medicine in Christian thought in Late Antiquity; and the root causes of religious conflict and radicalisation in both past and present.

Research areas: Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Homiletics, Liturgy, Sociology/Psychology of Religion, Church History

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Anna Nürnberger

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology

Dr Stephen Pietsch

BTh MMin PhD
Lecturer in Pastoral Theology (specialising in counselling studies), Director of Formation

Stephen commenced as a lecturer at ALC in July 2008. During this time he has completed a Master of Ministry (Adelaide College of Divinity, 2012) and a PhD at Flinders University.

Research areas: Reformation History, Luther studies, Pastoral Theology, the interface of theology and psychology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Merryn Ruwoldt

BA GradDipEd(Sec) GradDipTh(Ed) GradDipBus MEdSt EdD
Lecturer in Educational Theology, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching, Coordinator of Education Studies

Merryn is the Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching. She teaches units in the programs for pre-service and in-service teachers.

Research areas: Education, Educational Theology (Minor Thesis only)

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Lisa Schmidt

Research areas: Education

Dr Eric Trozzo

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Philosophical Theology, Cross-cultural theology

Location Malaysia

Dr Samuel Wang

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Cross-cultural theology

Location Singapore

Dr Mark Worthing

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Reformation History, Theology and Science, Cultural Studies

Location North Adelaide