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Stephen R. Graham

Stephen R. Graham
Senior Director of Programs and Services
412-788-6505, ext. 251

Stephen R. Graham joined the ATS staff in January 2008 as director of faculty development and initiatives in theological education and was named senior director of programs and services in early 2013. In addition to overseeing the work of leadership education and student information, he is responsible for leading several programs for faculty development and support, including the annual New Faculty Seminar, the School for New Deans, various issue-oriented consultations with faculty, and the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology grants program. He also leads the Association in identifying issues and initiatives that inform and advance the work of theological schools and prepare leaders for a changing religious and educational climate.

Graham came to ATS from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he joined the faculty in 1988 and served as dean of faculty and professor of American church history from 1997 to 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Society of Church History, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Graham holds a BA and MA from Wheaton College and the PhD in the history of Christianity from The Divinity School of the University of Chicago. His first book, Cosmos in the Chaos: Philip Schaff’s Interpretation of Nineteenth-Century American Religion, was published in 1995, and his centennial history of North Park Covenant Church in 2008. The author of numerous articles on the history of Christianity in the United States and on  theological education, he has also conducted research on the Pentecostal and charismatic movements and the Evangelical Covenant Church as part of a project on “Pentecostal Currents in the American Church” sponsored by the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals.