Published Date: August 13, 2014
UD has named Theodore Whapham the new dean of the School of Ministry. Whapham, a theologian specializing in Christology and Trinitarian theology, will oversee the university's undergraduate and graduate ministry programs, adult education courses and the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the nation's second largest Catholic ministry conference.
Previously, Whapham served as assistant professor and director of master's degree programs at St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Fla.) where he taught courses at the undergraduate to doctorate level, as well as provided administrative oversight for the master of arts in pastoral ministry and master of divinity degree programs.
"Dr. Whapham will be a powerful presence at the School of Ministry," said President Thomas W. Keefe. "His theological expertise and his experience teaching at a wide variety of levels will be a tremendous blessing to us."
Whapham has written two books, including "The Term 'Person' in the Trinitarian Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg," and has published articles in the Irish Theological Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Christian Education, among others. He earned a master's degree in theology and a doctorate in historical and systematic theology from The Catholic University of America. He earned a bachelor's degree in religious studies from the University of Dayton.