Faculty Profile

Robert Drovdahl

Robert R. Drovdahl

Professor of Educational Ministry

Email: bdrovdahl@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2348
Office: Alexander Hall


Education: BA, Seattle Pacific College, 1971; MA, Wheaton Graduate School, 1974; PhD, Michigan State University, 1980. At SPU since 1978.

Robert Drovdahl became a full-time faculty member at SPU in 1982. His academic work focuses on the church’s teaching ministry. He teaches courses such as Human Development and Christian Faith, Leadership in Ministry, and Foundations for Educational Ministry.

He is a member of Shoreline Covenant Church. His family members include his wife, two married children; and five grandchildren. His leisure-time pleasures include backpacking and any racquet sport.


Selected Publications

  • "John Henry Newman: Education that Integrates Faith and Learning." In Forrest, Benjamin (Ed.), A Legacy of Religious Education. Lynchburg, VA: Liberty University Press, 2017.
  • "Practicing Holiness." In Castelo, Daniel (Ed.), Holiness as a Liberal Art. Pickwick, 2012.
  • Review of Roger Parrot, The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders. In Christian Education Journal (Fall 2010).

Please view Dr. Drovdahl's CV (PDF) for additional publications.

Robert Drovdahl

Why I Teach at SPU

Robert Drovdahl, Professor of Christian Ministries and Education

“I teach at SPU because it attracts bright, faithful students. Through teaching and advising, I am honored to guide these students’ exploration of God’s calling on their lives. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest provide an unmatched environment for this journey of discovery.”

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