TEDS Faculty Since 2007
Elizabeth Yao-Hwa Sung, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
BA, Lebanon Valley College
MA, MMus, University of Michigan
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Dr. Sung received Christ during graduate school. She has extensive vocational ministry experience, serving many years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a theological consultant and as a campus minister to University of Chicago graduate students. She also served on the staff of First Presbyterian Church (River Forest) as director of contemporary worship. Dr. Sung’s research interests include theological anthropology, the theology-social science relation, theology and culture, theological interpretation of Scripture, theological hermeneutics, and the doctrine of sanctification and spiritual theology.
A classically trained musician, Dr. Sung also served on the staff of First Presbyterian Church of River Forest, IL, as Director of Worship, planning, training, and leading worship teams in Sunday services.
Her dissertation is entitled, “‘Race’ and Ethnicity Discourse and the Christian Doctrine of Humanity: A Systematic Sociological and Theological Appraisal.” She has contributed articles on “Culture and Hermeneutics” to the Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, and “Culture” to the revised edition of the New Dictionary of Theology, and has read papers at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and of the Evangelical Theological Society. She contributed to the framing of the Doctrinal Basis of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA; the Doctrinal Basis of Religious and Theological Students’ Fellowship; the Pattaya Resolution of the Lausanne Reconciliation Project, “Pursuing God’s Reconciling Mission”; and the “Theological Rationale for Diversity” for Trinity International University.
Currently, she is working on a book on theological anthropology for the series Foundations in Evangelical Theology.
Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements
Served as a US delegate to “Cape Town 2010,” the third Lausanne Congress
Received the Faculty Award (2013, given by the TIU graduate student body)
Wabash Center Summer Fellowship (2013)
Member: American Academy of Religion; Evangelical Theological Society