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Kathleen D. McCallie, Ph.D.|
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership and Ethics
B.A., Oklahoma State University, 1981;
M.A., Oklahoma State University, 1984;
M.Div., Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006.
Before coming to Phillips July 1, 2013, as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, Dr. McCallie served 26 years in pastoral ministry ordained in the United Church of Christ. She was the founding pastor of a new church start, Church of the Open Arms, UCC beginning in 1997 in Oklahoma City. In addition to her experience serving in various congregational settings and denominational leadership positions, Dr. McCallie taught government and ethics at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and Oklahoma City Community College.
She brings to the study of ethics and ministerial leadership a passion for social activism. Studies in political science and philosophy enhance her public service. She is the currently completing a book project reflecting on ethical issues in church governance and administration. Research areas of interest include ethics of international trade, globalization, and public policy. In recent years Dr. McCallie has developed a growing interest in faith-based community organizing, particularly the Industrial Areas Foundation work.