Scott MacDougall ’07 Named CDSP Assistant Professor of Theology


Dr. Scott MacDougall, Class of 2007, whose research centers on ecclesiology and eschatology, has been named assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. As well as his M.A. in Theology from General, MacDougall holds a PhD from Fordham University, where he also taught. He has been a visiting assistant professor at CDSP since 2015.

“During the last two academic years, all of us at CDSP have benefitted from Scott’s clear theological voice, his enthusiasm for seminary life, and his passion for theological dialogue and reflection. I am delighted that he has agreed to accept this position and continue shaping leaders for the church’s future,” said CDSP Dean, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, who was MacDougall’s advisor while on the faculty at General.

MacDougall is the author of “More Than Communion: Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiology,” published in 2015 by Bloomsbury –T&T Clark, and has written for Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and academic publications including the Anglican Theological Review, where he serves on the editorial committee. He has also appeared several times on the Homebrewed Christianity podcast.

“It’s a real honor to join CDSP’s faculty at this point in the institution’s life,” said MacDougall. “CDSP is a seminary on the rise. Training clergy and laity for service in Christ’s church in a new age is no easy task. But that’s what CDSP is doing and I am excited to continue contributing to that work.”

MacDougall is also an experienced grants manager who has worked for the Rockefeller Foundation and consulted for the Open Society Foundations. He is married to Michael Angelo, founder and creative director of the prestigious Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor in New York.