Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018


ZSDS PhD Committee Appoints New Committee Chair

October 02, 2018

The PhD committee of the Zinzendorf School of Doctoral Studies appointed Dr. Mark Wagner as the new committee chair and the director of the PhD program.

Dr. Mark Wagner has been serving as a member of the Doctoral Council in the doctoral program for over 5 years. He earned his PhD degree from the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has taught courses and seminars on Evangelism and Discipleship as well as Spirituality and Mission at Olivet.

"I am excited about the PhD Program at Olivet University. We are making some key changes to the program that will provide some needed helps and guidance for our current and future PhD students," said Dr. Wagner.

Our goal is to raise up global leaders, thinkers, and teachers from the various continents, who then will become key catalysts for the spread of the gospel among the nations. Our hope is these future leaders from all corners of the world will join us here at Olivet University in pursuing their PhD," added the new committee chair and PhD program director.

In the PhD program, each student will work with a faculty advisor in creating an individualized plan for required and elective modules. Seminars and self-study courses are also required in order to meet the program requirements. Additionally, the seminars and modules offered at the Annual Doctoral Colloquium will be PhD specific and marks a new change in the program's doctoral offerings. This year's colloquium will be held at Olivet University San Francisco's new site located in Mill Valley, CA.

Events / Calendar
  • Oct 19

    Last day to apply for Fall quarter Leave of Absence

  • Oct 29

    * WOA Events (office closed)

  • Nov 05

    * Doctoral Colloquium

  • Nov 12

    Veterans Day (holiday)

  • Nov 22

    Thanksgiving Break (office closed)A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100, KJV)