Dr. Rodriguez taught church history at the seminary for 15 years before attaining emeritus status in 2003. He succeeds Dr. Luis Rivera, who is now serving a five-year term as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
McCormick mourns the passing of Rev. Eunice Poethig who returned to God on May 25, 2018. She graduated in the class of 1975 and is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard “Dick” Poethig, a former faculty member.
Former President of McCormick Theological Seminary Cyrus McCormick Professor of Church and Ministry
Cynthia M. Campbell was the ninth president of McCormick Theological Seminary. A native of Pasadena, California, Cynthia was ordained by the Presbytery of San Gabriel on June 30, 1974 and began service in Dallas, Texas, as an associate pastor at Northminster United Presbyterian Church. While pursuing her doctoral studies, she served as interim pastor at St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and Madison Square United Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas.
J. Frederick Holper was professor of preaching and worship at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Before coming to McCormick in 1998, Fred taught for six years as professor of liturgics and homiletics at Union Seminary in Virginia. Before Union Seminary, he served on the faculty of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary as assistant and associate professor of homiletics and liturgics.
Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology; Associate Dean of Students and Academics
Elizabeth Caldwell joined the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in 1984. In 1991, she was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament by Chicago Presbytery with a call to teaching at McCormick. She was named Professor of Educational Ministry in 1991 and the Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology in 1996.
Edward F. and Phyllis K. Campbell Professor of Urban Ministry
Deborah J. Kapp joined the faculty of McCormick in 1995 as an Assistant Professor of Ministry and was named Associate Professor of Ministry in 2002. In 2006 she became the Edward F. and Phyllis K. Campbell Professor of Urban Ministry. In 2004-2005 and in the fall of 2013 she served as the Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She retired at the end of the spring semester, 2017,
In 2003, Ted Hiebert was named Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1995. Before joining McCormick's faculty, he taught at Harvard Divinity School, Louisiana State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Boston College, St. John's Seminary, Tabor College, and Numan Teachers College in Numan, Nigeria. Among the courses he regularly teaches at McCormick are Genesis, Isaiah, Job and Its Modern Interpreters, Biblical Perspectives on Nature, and Biblical Perspectives on Multiculturalism.