Jeffrey H. Mahan


 Jeffrey H. Mahan

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Address2201 S. University Boulevard
Denver, CO
Phone303-744-1287
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Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in Religion and Public Communication Professor of Ministry, Media and Culture, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., The Evergreen State College,
M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Northwestern University,

As a practical theologian, Jeffrey Mahan seeks to teach skills of theological reflection which deepen our reflection on God, church, community, and vocation. A concern for what narrative reveals about worldview, the issues communities face, and people’s beliefs and values informs Jeffrey Mahan’s work in field education and in media and cultural studies. Mahan serves as Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty. His publications include Religion and Popular Culture in America, Shared Wisdom, A Long Way from Solving that One, and American Television Genres as well as numerous essays.

Dr. Mahan was founding co-chair of the Religion and Popular Culture Group of the American Academy of Religion and serves on the Steering Committee of the Association of Theological Field Educators. A clergy member of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church, he serves on the Conference of Ordained Ministry. Mahan served churches in Chicago and on the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary before joining the Iliff faculty in 1995.

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