About MTSO

Lisa Withrow

Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dewire Professor of Christian Leadership

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., University of Glasgow, 1993
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School, 1988
B.A., Bucknell University, 1985

Areas of expertise

Church leadership; pastoral care; women’s studies; administration; worship; globalization studies.

Selected published works

Alienation and Connection: Suffering in a Global Age. Editor. Lexington Books, spring 2011.

Immersion Bible Series: Colossians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Abingdon Press, March 2011.

Claiming New Life: A Process-Church for the Future.Chalice Press, 2008.

“Change: Exploring Its Implications for Religious Leadership – A Pedagogical Inquiry,” Journal of Religious Leadership, Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 2008.


PT 500: Leadership, Learning and Community Formation

LS 650: Conflict Management

HM 740: Narrative, Faith Development, and Prophetic Preaching