Richard B. Steele is professor of moral and historical theology in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). An ordained United Methodist minister, he served churches in Connecticut, Vermont, and Wisconsin before being appointed to the SPU faculty in 1995. He served as acting co-dean of the School of Theology at SPU (2002–2003, 2005–2007), chair of the SPU faculty (2004–2005), and academic dean of Seattle Pacific Seminary (2010–2017). He is the author, coauthor, or editor of four books, and he has published numerous articles, book reviews, blog posts, and shorter writings for church audiences. He was named “Professor of the Year” at SPU in 2002, recognized as the Winifred Weter Faculty Award Lecturer at SPU in 2004, received the “Micah 6:8 Award” from the National Association of Christians in Special Education in 2010, and earned the “Faculty Servant Award” at SPU in 2013. Steele received his MDiv from Yale University Divinity School and his PhD in systematic theology and ethics from Marquette University.