Ashland Theological Seminary Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

2/20/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Two Ashland Theological Seminary faculty members received promotions and/or tenure following the action of the Ashland University Board of Trustees. The promotions are to take effect on July 1, the beginning of the institution’s 2012-2013 academic year.


Dr. John Byron received promotion to professor of New Testament and Greek, while Dr. Paul Chilcote, professor of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies, received tenure status. 


Byron holds a diploma from Elim Bible Institute, a M.A. from Regent University and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham, UK. His publications include three books, a number of articles and translation projects. In 2006, he received the Regional Scholar Award from the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a staff member at the Tel- Gezer excavation and a past-president of the Eastern Great Lakes Bible Society. Currently he is writing a commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians.


Chilcote, the author of 17 books, has been involved in theological education on three continents. He helped found United Methodist-related Africa University in Zimbabwe. This academic year he launched a new Doctor of Ministry degree program in Wesleyan Practices at the seminary. His most recent book, titled “John and Charles Wesley,” explores the life and witness of the Methodist founders. Chilcote is a frequent speaker and leads workshops regularly in spirituality, worship, discipleship, mission/evangelism, and women's studies. 


Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.