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Richard E. Cornell, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies
Whiteman-Gibbs Science Center
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Cornell moved to Michigan with his wife, Lorie, and his two children, Nathanael and Autumn, in the summer of 2007. He served two years as pastor in a United Methodist Church and was active with Campus Crusade for Christ for four years. Cornell’s primary teaching responsibilities include Greek, New Testament studies, biblical ethics, and biblical foundations for Christian spirituality. His primary interests are the Gospel of John, theological interpretation of Scripture, the relationship between Scripture and doctrine, and trinitarian studies.


  • Ph.D.: University of Aberdeen, 2011
  • M.Div.: Asbury Theological Seminary, 2002
  • B.A.: Ohio University, 1996