Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Arthur Sutherland, Ph.D., once won a BBQ contest in Maryland, which led to him being featured in a Finnish food magazine. At Loyola Dr. Sutherland teaches theology in addition to classes in the Honors Program and Messina, and serves as class dean for the Class of 2020. He served as the director of national fellowships at Loyola for more than 10 years, during which he helped students win nearly 40 prestigious academic awards and scholarships, including Fulbright, Goldwater, Gilman, Critical Languages, Lilly, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Dr. Sutherland, who holds advanced degrees from Yale University Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary, has conducted research in Germany and Switzerland and received fellowships from the Fund for Theological Education, the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life, the Christian Scholars Fund, and the Wabash Center for the Teaching of Theology and Religion. His research interests are in the history of Christian doctrine, African-American theology, and the spirituality of generosity.
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In my role as class dean, I hope to promote types of intellectual insights, moral behaviors, and responsible actions that arise from Jesus’ prophetic critique of people at their worst and communities at their best.