Our Faculty

The faculty who serve ITS are dedicated to providing a theological education that is committed to rigorous academic inquiry, spiritual formation, and the vocational discernment of students. They are thoughtful scholars, pastors, and practitioners in ministry who understand their teaching vocation as a called ministry and share the vision of equipping leaders for the global church.

The current list comprises of faculty from our English, Korean, and Chinese language departments.

RESIDENT FACULTY

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PREMKUMAR DHARMARAJ, PH.D

Associate Professor of Mission and Evangelism
English Program (Fall 2008 - present)

  • BD, Union Bible Seminary, India
  • Th.M, Denver Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, Fuller Theological Seminary
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MONICA LAU, TH.M

Lecturer of Systematic and Historical Theology
Chinese Program (2011-present)

  • M.Div, International Theological Seminary
  • Th.M, International Theological Seminary
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James Seung-Hyun Lee, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Old Testament
English & Korean Program (2012-present)

  • M.Div, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Graduate Study in Theology, University of Munster (Germany)
  • Ph.D, Union Presbyterian Seminary
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JAE SUK LEE, PH.D

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
English Program (2020 - present)

  • BA, Theology Calvin Theological College, Korea
  • M.Div, equivalent Chong-Shin University
  • Th.M, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
  • DICS, Grace Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, Fuller Theological Seminary
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TALATU BONAT, PH.D

Assistant Academic Dean, Program Assessment Director
English Program (2019 - present)

  • PGD in Theology, JETS, Nigeria
  • PGD in Education National Teachers Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • MA, Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS) Nigeria
  • Ph.D, Biola University

JOSEPH TONG, PH.D

Professor Emeritus of Philosophical and Systematic Theology
English & Chinese Program

  • BD, Calvin Theological Seminary 
  • Th.M, Calvin Theological Seminary Ph.D, University of Southern California

ADJUNCT FACULTY

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Priscilla Adoyo-Maritim, DMiss

Associate Professor of Peace and Reconciliation
English Program (2019- Present)

  • BA Education Nairobi University
  • M.Div, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
  • MA Conflict Transformation, Eastern Mennonite University
  • DMiss Fuller Theological Seminary
Mel-Loucks

Melvin Loucks, Ph.D

Professor of Systematic Theology
English Program (1983 - present)

  • M.Div, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Th.M, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, Fuller Theological Seminary
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David McKinley, Th.D

Professor of Practical Studies
English Program (2009-present)

  • M.Div, Winnipeg Theological Seminary  D.Min,
  • Trinity International University
  • Th.D, University of Santo Tomas (Manila)
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Jaretha Joy Jimena-Palmer, Ph.D

Professor of Church History
English Program (2008 - present)

  • M.Div, Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission, Seoul Korea
  • Th.M, Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission, Seoul Korea
  • Ph.D, Fuller Theological Seminary
Li Hau Gu

Li Hua Gu, Th.M

Chinese Program Director, Adjunct Lecturer
Chinese Program (2012 - present)

  • Th.M, International Theological Seminary
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Peter Hintzoglou, DThP

Adjunct Professor of Greek Language
English Program (2016- present)

  • BA Philosophy, Barrington College
  • D.ThP, Fuller Theological Seminary

Samuel Ling, Ph.D

Professor of Systematic Theology
English & Chinese Program (1998- present)

  • M.Div, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Th.M, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, Temple University

Chul Won Kim, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor
Korean Program 

  • Ph.D, Fuller Theological Seminary

Robert Wyatt, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor of New Testament
English Program 

  • MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, University of Wales
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Ross Purdy, Ph.D

Professor of Church History
English Program (2018 - present)

  • BA, Comparative Religion California State University
  • M.Div, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, History University of Sterling, Scotland

Michael Woodcock, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor of Old Testament
English Program (2019- Present)

  • M.Div, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D, Old Testament Fuller Theological Seminary

Neal Presa, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
English Program

  • BA, University of California, Davis
  • Graduate Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary California
  • MDiv, San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MPhil, Drew University
  • MBA, Missouri State University
  • PhD, Drew University

Enoch Wan, Ph.D

Adjunct Lecturer
Korean Program

  • BA, Nyack College
  • MTS, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • MA & PhD, State University of New York

James Zo, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor of Missions
English and Chinese Program
(2009-present)

  • MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

VISITING FACULTY (Coming soon)