Awards and Accomplishments
GV Theology faculty are not only world recognized scholars in their fields but also practice their faith in preaching and teaching. They work closely with Campus Ministry to provide opportunities for spiritual as well as intellectual growth. Our faculty partner with NEXUS, a summer youth theology institute for high schoolers, that encourages young people to explore faith. Faculty work well with a broad spectrum of students of many different backgrounds
Mark Mattes • Has authored or edited about 10 books, the most recent being Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal. Additionally, he had an article on Martin Luther’s aesthetics published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther. He serves on the Continuation Committee of the International Luther Congress and is an associate editor for the journal Lutheran Quarterly and the book series Lutheran Quarterly Books (with Fortress press)
Ken Jones • Recently published By Heart, an in-depth study of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism for adults with Augsburg Fortress. Additionally, he was a contributor to the new volumes of the American Edition of Luther’s Works and The Annotated Luther, is one of the authors of the Lutheran Handbook series, and contributed to the Collaborate confirmation curriculum.
Campus Pastor Russell Lackey • Grand View faculty instructor who published a popular commentary on the Book of Revelation for young adults in 2016.
Rev. Ryan Cosgrove • From Burlington, Iowa, he has received a Young Alumni Award from Grand View University.