New Chairman of the Board
The Rev. Dr. Paul Kirbas, GTF faculty member, has recently been named as Chairman of the Board of the Graduate Theological Foundation. We look forward to working with Dr. Kirbas as we continue our mission of providing quality continuing educational opportunities to ministry professionals. Dr. Kirbas follows Dr. John Morgan as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Morgan, Research Professor of Clinical Psychopathology and Director of Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychotherapy, who will remain active on the Board of Trustees and on the GTF faculty, has the following to say about this transition.

New Doctoral Defense Protocol
The defense of the doctoral thesis dates from the Middle Ages in Europe and has continued in a variety of forms to the present. The purpose of the defense is to provide the doctoral student an opportunity to demonstrate competency in the field of research by responding to questions posed by scholars who serve on the faculty of the degree-granting institution.

New Certificate Program
GTF certificates are graduate-level, non-degree programs designed for ministry/social service professionals seeking to increase their knowledge and competency in a specific area of study. Each certificate requires completion of an online curriculum tailored to the student’s specific interests and needs. Whether for personal enrichment or professional enhancement, GTF certificate programs provide a flexible and affordable opportunity for in-depth, specialized graduate study. For more information...

Now Online: January 2019 issue of Foundation Footnotes
The January 2019 issue of the Foundation Footnotes newsletter of the Graduate Theological Foundation is out now!

Collegiate-level Teaching Appointments
During the Foundation’s years of providing doctoral-level degree programs, many graduates have received university, college, and seminary teaching appointments. In order to share that information with alumni/ae and current students, the Foundation has chosen to now post such teaching appointments on the website.