Staff Profile

Jake Carlson

Jake Carlson

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Phone: 206-281-2895
Office: McKenna Hall 208

Education: BS, Manhattan Christian College, 2012;
MA, Seattle Pacific University, 2017. At SPU since 2017.

Jake Carlson is originally from beautiful Kansas City, Missouri, home of the world's best BBQ and the Kansas City Royals. Jake joined the School of Business, Government, & Economics in 2017 as he continues to pursue his passion for working with university students. He actively manages the pipeline of students in SBGE from the point of admission through graduation, as well as a variety of other duties aimed at serving the school's undergraduate students. His previous professional experiences include therapeutic work with at-risk youth, serving as a local church pastor, and working with college students in various curricular and co-curricular settings. Jake received his Master of Arts in Theology from Seattle Pacific Seminary, focusing on Christian Scripture and writing his master's thesis on the topic of the Gospel of Matthew's Narrative Christology. During his studies, Jake was a Murdock Discipleship Fellow, a seminarian tutor, and guest lecturer in several undergraduate courses. In addition to his duties as Assistant Dean, Jake is an adjunct instructor in the School of Theology teaching Christian Scripture courses.

Jake Carlson

Why I Work at SPU

Jake Carlson, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

I love working with college students. Seattle Pacific University students are asking important questions both big and small. I am passionate about walking alongside students as they ask questions such as "How do I live justly in today's world?" or "How do I register for classes?" Either way, I usually end up learning something new myself!