Our Team

DAVID C. WANG,
Th.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist, pastor, and associate professor of psychology and pastoral counseling. He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and serves on the editorial board for Spirituality in Clinical Practice. He is principle investigator of the Seminary Formation Assessment Project. He also serves on the research advisory committee of the Association of Theological Schools.  His research, writing, and speaking spans several topics, including: trauma, spiritual formation, social justice, and the integration of science and faith.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Biola University
PETER HILL,
Ph.D.

Peter C. Hill, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, in La Mirada, CA. Before coming to Rosemead in 2002, he served for 17 years as Professor of Psychology at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
 

Hill is an active researcher in social psychology and the psychology of religion where he has authored approximately 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Professor of Psychology, Biola University
STEVE PORTER, Ph.D.

Steven Porter teaches theology and philosophy for Talbot's Institute for Spiritual Formation and at Rosemead School of Psychology. His areas of interest include theological methodology, the doctrine of sanctification, philosophical theology and the integration of psychology and theology. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Philosophia Christi, Faith and Philosophy, Journal for Psychology and Theology, etc. 

Professor of Spiritual Formation & Theology, Biola University
STEVEN J. SANDAGE
MDiv, Ph.D.

Steven J. Sandage, MDiv, PhD (Counseling Psychology), LP, is the Albert and Jessie Danielsen Professor of Psychology of Religion and Theology at Boston University and research director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Psychology. Currently, he also serves as visiting faculty in the psychology of religion at MF Norwegian School of Theology (Oslo). He is the co-author/co-editor of five books, and has authored articles and chapters in areas such as forgiveness and related virtues, spiritual development, marriage and family therapy, relational development, narcissism, borderline personality disorder, intercultural competence, and suicidology.

Director of Research, Boston University
NICOLETTE D. MANGLOS-WEBER, Ph.D.

Nicolette Manglos-Weber is an interdisciplinary sociologist and writer who studies the practical and relational aspects of religious community life. Most of her research is on global faith communities in Africa and the diaspora and speaks to the topics of lived religion, immigration, politics, and social welfare. She has published over a dozen articles in competitive peer-reviewed journals, and a book with Oxford University Press (2018) about the religious memberships of transnational Ghanaian Evangelicals. She is currently running a project on women nonprofit leaders–community caregivers–in Uganda.

Assistant Professor of Religion & Society, Boston University
FR. MARK LATCOVICH, Ph.D.

Since July, 2013 Fr. Mark A. Latcovich serves as Rector of Borromeo Seminary and Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. He is a graduate of Borromeo Seminary where he earned a BA in English Literature and Theology in 1977. In 1981, he was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland and received his M.Div from Saint Mary Seminary. Since 1996, he has taught courses in Trinity, Ecclesiology, Eschatology and the Creed. He also facilitates seminars in the area of Pastoral Skills and team teaches a seminar on addictions.

Rector, Borromeo Seminary and St. Mary Seminary & Graduate School of Theology 
ANGELA REED, MDiv, Ph.D.

Dr. Angela Reed came to Truett in Fall 2010 from Princeton Theological Seminary where she completed a Ph.D. in Practical Theology. She teaches on various aspects of Christian spiritual formation, discipleship, and pastoral care, and she leads a two-year training program in spiritual direction. In the last several years, Dr. Reed has engaged in research and writing on a variety of topics, including spiritual direction and prayer in congregations, assessing spiritual formation in seminaries, and pastoral care and mental health.

Associate Professor of Practical Theology; Director of Spiritual Formation, Baylor University
PAMELA EBSTYNE KING, MDiv, Ph.D.

Pamela Ebstyne King joined Fuller as assistant professor of marital and family studies in 2008, after serving the School of Psychology for eight years as an adjunct and research professor. In 2014 she was named Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science. Dr. King works with the Thrive Center for Human Development. Her current research includes studies on environments that promote thriving and on the nature and function of spiritual development in diverse adolescents and emerging adults. 

Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science,
Fuller University
THOMAS PLANTE, Ph.D.

Thomas Plante is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor, professor of psychology, and by courtesy, religious studies at Santa Clara University and directs the Applied Spirituality Institute. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 23 books including Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012. Time Magazine referred to him in a cover story (April 1, 2002) as one of “three leading (American) Catholics.

Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University
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REV. JO ANN DEASY, MDiv, Ph.D.

Jo Ann Deasy joined the ATS staff in June 2014. Her responsibilities include coordinating the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers initiative as well as the management, collection, and interpretation of data for the Entering Student, Graduating Student, and Alumni/ae Questionnaires and the Profiles of Ministry instrument. She also serves on the research team at ATS and recently contributed to research projects related to assessing spiritual and personal formation, women in leadership in theological education, and mapping the graduate workforce of ATS.

Director of Institutional Initiatives and Student Research,
The Association for Theological Schools 
MARK MCMINN, 
Ph.D., ABPP

Mark McMinn received his undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College and a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. McMinn taught at George Fox from 1984 to 1993 before leaving to help start the PsyD program at Wheaton College, where he later assumed an endowed chair position in the integration of psychology and Christianity. His current research interests include the integration of psychology and Christianity, positive psychology, and technology in psychology practice. 

Director of Integration & Professor of Psychology, George Fox University
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DEBORAH H.C. GIN, MDiv, Ph.D.

Deborah H.C. Gin joined the ATS staff in August 2014 as director of research and faculty development. In addition to launching the Association’s new research initiative and directing programs for faculty, she contributes to the ongoing dialogue about educational models that will have future viability and sustainability. Gin came to ATS from Azusa Pacific University, where she served as a senior faculty fellow in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and as associate professor of ministry at Azusa Pacific Seminary. 

Director of Research and Faculty Development, The Association for Theological Schools The Commission on Accrediting