Offering accessible, affordable, quality, online theological education to local pastors, bi-vocational leaders, second career clergy, lay ministers, and life-time learners with
faithful and creative ministry in a postmodern era for the NeXtChurch—the “New Thing” or the "next Re-formation"
Dennis Cheek, Ph.D
A bi-vocational minister by calling, Dennis pastored churches in several US states. He has taught or supervised students from baccalaureate to doctoral programs in 17 academic institutions in 10 countries including the University of Pennsylvania, National University of Singapore, Pennsylvania State University, I�SEG School of Management, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Continental Theological Seminary. He held numerous leadership positions at the state education departments of New York and Rhode Island, National Creativity Network (NCN), Science Applications International Corporation, John Templeton Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He co-founded numerous NGOs including the NCN, Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, Times2 Academy (STEM charter school), and the international Campbell Collaboration. He conceived the Global Entrepreneurship Congress of the Global Entrepreneurship Network when a VP at the Kauffman foundation. He served on the boards of 35+ nonprofit organizations. Dennis has worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas advising or consulting with startups, several of the world�s wealthiest families, corporations, foundations, museums, K-12 school systems, universities, and governments.
Cheek is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Association for Psychological Science, Religious Research Association, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, and the Wesleyan Theological Society. He is a Fellow of both AAAS (2009) and Royal Society of Arts (2019). He was admitted into the Society of Ordained Scientists (1999); an ecumenical order of scientists-clergy in the global Anglican communion. Dennis has a B.A., history and secondary education, Towson University; B.S., biology, Excelsior College; M.A., history, University of Maryland Baltimore County; Ph.D., curriculum and instruction/science education, The Pennsylvania State University, and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in theology & technology, Durham University. He is enrolled in the Paris School of Business DBA program. He has authored, edited, or contributed to over 800 publications; served on editorial or manuscript review boards for 14 peer-reviewed journals and 8 practitioner publications, and is a former editor of the Journal of Technology Studies.
Professor of Innovation in Global Theology and Ministry
Director - The Center for Innovation in Global Theology and Ministry