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    04.27.17 | Success Stories: Religion Alumni by Ashley Witkowski

    Dr. Ken Schenck

    Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that Dr. Ken Schenck has been appointed the new dean of the School of Theology and Ministry in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    "The School of Theology and Ministry is a team of brilliant, energetic, and innovative servants who hope the Lord will use them to change the world," said Schenck. "It is an incredible and humbling privilege to be asked to dream with them in this role for the next leg of the journey!"

    Schenck has held positions at IWU since 1997 in both the School of Theology and Ministry and as the founding dean of Wesley Seminary. He holds several degrees including a Bachelor of Art in Religion from Southern Wesleyan University, a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Kentucky, and a doctorate in New Testament from the University of Durham.

    Throughout his career, Schenck has published several books, textbooks and scholarly articles. His works include "Jesus is Lord: An Introduction to the New Testament", "Understanding the Book of Hebrews" and "Cosmology and Eschatology in Hebrews: The Setting of the Sacrifice." His research interests are primarily focused on the New Testament, especially Hebrews and Paul, as well as hermeneutics and biblical theology.

    "Dr. Schenck is an outstanding educator and a prolific scholar with numerous publications to this credit," said Dr. John Lakanen, executive dean of College of Arts and Sciences. "Ken also brings a dry sense of humor, a passion for learning, and a gentle touch to the Academic Affairs Office."