Faculty Profile

Chad Marshall

Chad Marshall

Instructor of University Foundations

Email: marshc1@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2997
Office: Lower Moyer B13

Education: BA, Seattle Pacific University, 2001; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2004; ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2008. At SPU since 2014.

Chad Marshall began teaching in the School of Theology in an adjunct role in 2011. He became a full-time instructor of University Foundations in 2014, teaching Christian Formation, Scriptures, and Theology.

Mr. Marshall is currently working on his doctorate in New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he also earned two master’s degrees. His broad research interests are the intersection of biblical studies and theology, missional theology, apocalyptic theology, the nature and function of Scripture, and Second Temple Judaism. More specifically, he enjoys learning and writing about 1 Peter, Galatians, and the theology of Karl Barth. 

Mr. Marshall loves teaching and is particularly passionate about training college students to think theologically about the world and their place in it. He also has a strong interest in the local church and its mission in the world, and he is currently a certified candidate for ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Prior to returning to school for graduate work, he served as minister of Adult Discipleship at a large Presbyterian (USA) congregation near Tacoma, Washington. He, his wife of 16 years, and his two girls live in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood and are longtime members of Bethany Presbyterian Church, where he currently serves as elder for Adult Christian Education. 

Selected Publications

“Israel in Waiting: The Time Between the Two Testaments,” in A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible: Learning to Read Scripture’s Story, eds. Robert W. Wall and David R. Nienhuis (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Press, 2015).

Why I Teach at SPU

Chad Marshall, Instructor of University Foundations

"I enjoy teaching at SPU because it is an ideal setting in which to live out my vocational calling to help students think theologically and missionally about the world and their place in it."