Professor Christian D. von Dehsen has a balanced background, having worked as an assistant pastor and a research associate before joining the Carthage faculty. He was the Book Review Editor for the Lutheran Forum and has published a collaborated book, "Policy and Politics: The Genesis and Theology of Social Statements in the Lutheran Church in America." At present, he is interested in traditions related to the role of Peter in the early church. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Prof. von Dehsen holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He earned his B.A. from Queens College/The City University of New York. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1988.
"Dr. von Dehsen tops my list of favorite professors because he has provided a listening ear and constructive feedback that helps expand my knowledge to its peak. The challenge Dr. von Dehsen raises through his questions will prepare students for real world experiences."
— Emerson Murphy, '12
Lentz Hall 309