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Dr Jonathan James

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Senior Lecturer (Leadership, Christian Studies)

Qualifications

PhD (Communications), Edith Cowan University, 2008
MA (Literary and Biblical Studies), Biola University, 1980
MA (Communications and Mass Media), Columbia College, 1978
BA (English Literature and Philosophy), University of Singapore, 1975

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Dr Jason Coughran

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Lecturer (Biology, Christian Studies)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University, 2006
Master of Divinity, Trinity Theological College, 2018
Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons), Southern Cross University, 2001
Certificate in Ministry, Trinity Theological College, 2018

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Biography

In his work as a conservation ecologist, Jason has known the thrill of discovering and describing many new species. One he did not stumble upon was named after him! He also speaks some Japanese which has been an advantage on his many trips to Asia. Holding a PhD in Conservation Biology, he has contributed internationally through research and consultation. Although Jason began at Sheridan as a lecturer in the Faculty of Mathematics, Physical Science, and Life Sciences, he shifted his priority towards the needs of one species in particular: Homo sapiens. Despite scientific progress and achievement, he came to realise that human beings are essentially broken people carrying various degrees of pain. This spurred him on to make a career change. After completing a Master of Divinity, together with a more practical Certificate in Ministry, Jason now encourages everyone to consider issues of spirituality. On campus, he teaches units on Christianity and heads up informal, small-group discussions – adding an expert layer of pastoral care. Off campus, he is involved in a church plant and reaching out to the homeless.

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Dr Blakely Hurst

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Lecturer (Business Law, Human Resources, Christian Studies)

Qualifications

PhD (Systematic Theology), Vose Seminary, 2018
GradDipHRM, Edith Cowan University, 2003
Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 2000
MA (Theological Studies), Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1993
BA summa cum laude (Economics), University of Houston, 1989

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A lifelong learner and educator, Blake holds qualifications in law, management, philosophy and theology. He has studied and taught in three countries. After completing a first degree in economics in the USA, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study economics at National University of Singapore. His American postgraduate studies led to a Doctor of Jurisprudence law degree from Stanford University, while his PhD in philosophical theology was awarded in Australia.

In America, Blake lectured in HRM and other business subjects. Subsequently, he worked in the test preparation industry in Singapore for several years, helping students and working professionals prepare for university admission tests such as SAT, GMAT and GRE. Having relocated with his family to Perth, he has served since 2016 as a lecturer/course coordinator in philosophy and law at the University of Notre Dame Australia. For excellence in teaching as measured by student feedback, Blake received multiple letters of commendation from the Office of the Vice Chancellor at Notre Dame.

Teaching Areas

Business Law, Human Resource Management, Christian Studies

Dr Peter Elliott

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Adjunct Lecturer (History, Christian Studies)

Qualifications

PhD (Church History), Murdoch University, 2010
MTh Honours (Church History), Murdoch University, 2002
BDiv, Murdoch University, 1996
BA (English Literature), Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University), 1976

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David Graieg

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Adjunct Lecturer (Christian Studies)

Qualifications

MTh Honours, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2012
BEng (Electrical and Electronic), University of Western Australia, 2005
PhD Candidate (Theology), Murdoch University

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Dr Daniel Patterson

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Adjunct Lecturer (Christian Studies, Sociology)

Qualifications

PhD (Theology), University of Aberdeen, 2017
MA (Systematic and Philosophical Theology), University of Nottingham, 2013
MDiv, Trinity Theological College, 2009
MEd, James Cook University, 2006
BEd, James Cook University, 2004

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