Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Phone: (503) 554.2664
Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, Scotland
M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Whitworth College
Teaching and Research Interests: Systematic theology; atonement; Church history; contemporary theology; theological themes in biblical literature; integration of theology and psychology
Jeannine M. Graham joined the Department of Religious Studies in 2006. Prior to that time she taught theology at Sterling College (where she was the Teacher of the Year in 1997), Whitworth College, and Fuller Theological Seminary (adjunct at extension sites). Her publications include Representation and Substitution in the Atonement Theology of Dorothee Solle, John Macquarrie and Karl Barth (2005); “Theology as Science: A Response to ‘Theology as Queen and Psychology as Handmaid,’” (co-authored with Mark R. McMinn) Journal of Psychology and Christianity (2010); and a review of William J. Webb, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2001). She is currently working on a project entitled "Getting Past the Impasse: Faithful Truth as Public and Particular."
In addition to teaching in an academic context, Jeannine is an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and enjoys serving local churches as occasional preacher, Bible teacher and retreat speaker. She recently preached a sermon entitled "When Things Don't Add Up," touching upon theodicy issues in Psalm 73. Jeannine has a passion for singing in a large church choir, where she currently serves as one of five chaplains and was recently featured alto soloist in a performance of Mozart's Missa Solemnis. Athletic all her life, Jeannine has run two marathons and enjoys skiing, tennis and working out. Dog-lover to the core, she can often be spotted watching her two beloved golden and yellow lab retrievers romp at the local dog park as well as being a frequent and unabashed viewer of "Animal Planet" programs.