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. Doug Matthews joined Asbury Theological Seminary as (Provost Elect and then) Provost in 2012. Prior to serving at Asbury Dr. Matthews served at three Christian colleges (OH, GA and TX) in the following capacities: Professor of Theology and Religion, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Instructor of Student Development, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services, Director of Residence Life, Assistant to the Vice President of Campus Ministries, non-traditional chaplain, and radio host. Dr. Matthews has received the “Teacher of the Year Award,” the “President’s Award for Teaching Excellence,” as well as numerous non-traditional cohort teaching awards at these institutions. He served for a number of years as a Licensed Worker in the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and the Free Methodist Church (current). His research, speaking, writing and conference presentation emphases typically include eschatology, apologetics, ethics, theology and culture, the importance of Christian higher education, holiness theology and spiritual formation. His personal interests include tennis, basketball, golf, fishing, movies, music, choir, musicals and cantatas, exercise, and snorkeling.

Dr. Matthews and his wife, Dr. Carol Matthews, both graduated from Spring Arbor University, Wheaton College, and Baylor University. Dr. Carol Matthews has served for over two decades in administration (Director and Dean) teaching (Psychology, Educational Psychology, Critical Thinking, Student Success), and educational consulting (student success, accreditation, writing enhancement literature and programming).


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