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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

BTheol(Hons) BA (Hons) MA DLit PhD
Honorary Research Fellow

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

Location South Africa

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 Backgrounds, Historical Jesus, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Human Sexuality, Ecology, Theological Education, Integrative Learning

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Adam Hensley

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

Adam teaches in the area of Old Testament studies including Hebrew, and serves as ALC’s Dean of Chapel. He is known internationally for his work on covenant theology in the Psalms and is currently working on a commentary on Psalms 101–150.

Research areas: Old Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Dr Stephen Hultgren

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

Stephen is Senior Lecturer in New Testament at ALC and teaches across the New Testament field and koine Greek. His research and scholarly writings focus on the formation of the gospel tradition (especially narrativity and memory in the gospels), ancient Judaism (especially the Dead Sea Scrolls), and Pauline theology. He also has interests in hermeneutics, biblical theology, and the doctrine of Scripture.

Research areas: New Testament, Biblical Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

Professor Wendy Mayer

BA BA(Hons) PhD
Associate Dean for Research, LTJ Editor, University of Divinity Dean of Research Strategy

Wendy 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

BA+MA [equiv.] PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate; Research Supervisor; Tutor

Anna joined ALC in March 2020 as Postdoctoral Research Associate, providing research assistance and furthering ALC’s research program. She is also the Lutheran Theological Journal Editorial Assistant and provides occasional tutorial assistance.

Research areas: New Testament, Early Christianity, Biblical Theology, Educational Theology

Location ALC North Adelaide

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(Acc) MEdSt EdD GradCertEd(HighEd) CertIVTAE
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

BSc(Hons) GradCertEd(Higher Ed) PhD
Executive Director, Lutheran Education Australia; Associate Professor, Flinders University

Research areas: Education

Dr Eric Trozzo

BA MDiv MTheol MPhil PhD
Honorary Research Associate

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

Location Malaysia

Dr Samuel Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research areas: Systematic Theology, Cross-cultural theology

Location Singapore

Dr Mark Worthing

BA MDiv STM DrPhil DrTheol
Honorary Research Fellow

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

Location North Adelaide