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Dr. Douglas K. Matthews

douglas_matthewsVice President of Academic Affairs and Provost


  • Theology and Culture
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theological Apologetics and Ethics
  • Eschatology and Holiness


  • B.A., Spring Arbor, 1979
  • M.A. Wheaton College, 1982
  • Ph.D. Baylor University, 1992

Dr, Douglas Matthews joined the Asbury Theological Seminary administration and faculty in 2012. Prior to serving at Asbury Dr. Matthews was a Professor of Theology and Religion, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services, and Assistant to the Vice President of Campus Ministries at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Dr. Matthews was a radio host and the Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Toccoa Falls College. Dr. Matthews has received both the “Teacher of the Year Award” and the “President’s Award for Teaching Excellence,” as well as numerous non-traditional cohort teaching awards. He served for a number of years as a Licensed Worker in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and currently is an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene. His research, writing and conference presentation emphases typically include eschatology, apologetics, ethics, theology and culture, holiness theology and spiritual formation.

Dr. Matthews’ wife, Dr. Carol Matthews, is also a graduate of Spring Arbor University, Wheaton College, and Baylor University. She has served for over two decades in administration (Director and Dean) and teaching (Psychology, Educational Psychology, Critical Thinking, Student Success) at Baylor University, Clemson University, Toccoa Falls College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University.


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