Daniel Driver has been granted tenure and promoted to the level of Full Professor beginning July 1, 2021.


Promotion to Full Professor is awarded in recognition of distinguished scholarly achievement, contribution to the faculty member’s field of study, and leadership in the life of the university. It is the highest rank for faculty at Atlantic School of Theology. Congratulations to Dr. Driver on meeting these standards of scholarly excellence.

Dr. Driver has become an indispensable resource and authority on the work of Brevard Childs, a major 20th century biblical scholar whose approach to Christian Scripture did much to clarify the relationship between academic scholarship and the life of the church. Dr. Driver’s study on Childs is considered to be a standard work by other Old Testament scholars, and he is presently finalizing a new edition of Childs’s collected essays (Mohr Siebeck, 2021). Dr. Driver has also co-edited two volumes which explore the Epistle to the Hebrews in ancient contexts and Christian theology, among his other published scholarly works.

Students have offered enthusiastic testimony to Dr. Driver’s teaching capabilities. He is willing to explore and adopt new approaches and formats in the delivery of his courses, while taking into account the learning needs and research capabilities of his students and encouraging them beyond their own perceived limits. Through his creativity and his enthusiasm to explore digital technology and learning, Dr. Driver has become a great asset to AST in a time when this mode of course delivery is critical for all universities.

His service as Acting Dean over the past five months, delaying his own research and publishing agenda to do so, is testament to Dr. Driver’s contribution of talented leadership and service to the life of AST, along with the several other service and administrative responsibilities he has taken on at AST.

With Dr. Daniel Driver as a tenured member of faculty, AST can look forward to many years of his collegial and scholarly contribution to the life and future of our university.

Please join us in offering our congratulations to Daniel on his promotion and tenure.


The Rev. Dr. David Csinos has been granted tenure and promoted to the level of associate professor beginning July 1, 2021.


Promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor at AST is granted to faculty members who demonstrate knowledge of their field, teaching abilities, evidence of scholarship and research, participation in church and community life, promise of future intellectual and professional development, and a record of accomplished service in the university.  It is an advancement not granted lightly.  Congratulations to Dr. Csinos for achieving this significant step so early in his career and time at AST.

Dr. Csinos has a commendable record of research and publication, having published monographs, edited volumes, and co-authored volumes and many articles.  He is an internationally-recognized practical theologian, and a sought-out conference speaker.

In his teaching, Dr. Csinos has taken initiative to become familiar with the most recent methods and reflects on how to teach particular subjects well.  He has explored how to make his teaching serve in a practical way those who will lead and participate in congregational life.  His work on innovative approaches to preaching has been recognized as a ground-breaking new area of research for the equipping of ministry students with cutting-edge approaches.

Examples of Dr. Csinos’s dedication and service to the university are his work as Co-Coordinator of the Summer Distance M.Div. program, his service as a member of the Board of Governors, and his leadership in guiding students through their third year Grad Projects.

Dr. Csinos joins the ranks of tenured faculty at AST, and a long and promising future for both him and the university lies ahead as a result.

Please join us in offering our congratulations to Dave on his promotion and tenure.