Former SNU Administrator Named Chair of New Fuller Seminary Program

Dr. Brad Strawn, former Southern Nazarene University Vice President for Spiritual Development and Dean of the Chapel, was recently installed as the Evelyn and Frank Freed Chair of the Integration of Psychology and Theology at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. Currently serving as a professor in Fuller’s School of Psychology, Strawn begins this appointment immediately.

At an installation service held at Fuller April 22, 2014, Strawn said his goal is to “encourage and support the conversation between faith and psychological issues.”

As part of his new role, Strawn will direct an annual lecture series called the Integration Symposium, enabling students to learn from scholars in various fields about the intersections of theology and psychology.

"Brad Strawn’s position is vitally important to our community,” said Fuller President Dr. Mark Labberton. “Fuller was a pioneer in establishing the first accredited and seminary-based psychology school, and we want to continue to lead in encouraging dialogue that strengthens both psychology and theology.”

A noted author and sought-after speaker, Strawn earned the PhD in Clinical Psychology and Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary and is a licensed psychologist and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

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