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Mark Schaefer

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Philosophy and Religion

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Mark was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Center Brunswick, New York, near Albany. He earned degrees in Russian Language and Literature from the State University of New York at Albany before moving to Washington to attend the George Washington University Law School. Mark practiced law in the District for five years before beginning his theological studies at Wesley Theological Seminary. After graduating from Wesley, he was appointed by The United Methodist Church to serve as AU’s full time United Methodist Chaplain. He also serves as campus ministry team leader for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. Mark has been teaching as an adjunct professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department since fall 2006. He is also a summer instructor in New Testament at neighboring Wesley Theological Seminary.


B.A., M.A., (Russian); J.D. (Law); M.Div. (Theology)

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Steps of Kay
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, German, Hebrew, Koine Greek

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(202) 885-3304 (Office)

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  • Spring 2016

    • RELG-486 Topics in Religious Discussion: Christianity
    • Description
  • Fall 2016