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VP of Academic Affairs & Provost


Rev. Paul J. Morrison, PhD

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Biblical Theology


Research Interests: Christian Virtue Theory, The Image of God, Racial Ethics

Ecclesial Tradition: Baptist


A native Texan, Dr. Morrison received a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Texas Baptist College, an M.Div. with concentrations in Christian Ethics and Biblical Languages, and a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics and Biblical Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Morrison serves as Theologian in Residence at City Church in Cleveland Heights, and is a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians.


Dr. Morrison was raised in the church, and came to faith at a young age. He and his wife Sarah moved to Cleveland in 2015 to revitalize a dying church, and the Land has been home ever since. Dr. Morrison is an avid Browns fan, a lover of apple pie with black coffee, and enjoys working with his hands. He and his wife live a stone’s throw from their church with their daughter and a (small) farm’s worth of animals.

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science, Biblical Studies, Texas Baptist College

Master of Divinity, Christian Ethics and Biblical Languages, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Doctor of Philosophy, Christian Ethics and Biblical Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Courses Taught by Dr. Morrison

Hermeneutics (BT 501)


Christian Ethics (ET 501)

Virtue and Ecclesial Formation (ET 503)

Practical Theology for the Church (PT 701)

Virtue and Ecclesial Formation (ET 701)

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