Theologian Theodore Whapham Named New School of Ministry Dean
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.