L. William Oliverio, Jr., Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Theology and Society (Theology and Philosophy), Marquette University (2009); M.A. in Christian Thought, Bethel (MN) Theological Seminary (2005); B.A. in Pastoral Studies, North Central University (1999)
Dr. Bill Oliverio is SUM’s Associate Academic Dean and Chair of Graduate Studies. An Assemblies of God minister, he taught theology and logic at Marquette University for eleven years prior to joining the SUM administration in 2017. He was the founding pastor of Immanuel Church (A/G) in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he pastored from 2011-17. He has taught theology for SUM since Winter Trimester 2013-14 and loves the School’s mission to form ministers through academic excellence, practical ministry training, and mentorship. He is the author of Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition: A Typological Account (Brill 2012/2014), which was a finalist for the 2016 Pneuma Book Award, and co-editor (with Ken Archer) of Constructive Pneumatological Hermeneutics in Pentecostal Christianity (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), as well as other journal articles and book chapters. With Nimi Wariboko, he has been appointed coeditor of Pneuma: Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies for 2020-24. Dr. Oliverio was the guest editor of Pneuma issue 40.1 on the philosopher Charles Taylor’s work on secularism in relationship to Pentecostalism. He and his wife Rachel, an occupational therapist, reside in Folsom, California with their two middle school sons, Nick and Josh. He enjoys reading, sports, hiking and spending time with family and friends.
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