Academic Dean's Welcome

The Rev. Dr.
Susan MacAlpine-Gillis
Acting Academic Dean


Atlantic School of Theology is a small university, but a mighty place to learn, grow, discover, and become. As a learning community of students, scholars, and staff, we are on a journey together to discover our best selves, to develop our skills and knowledge, to deepen our sense of purpose and faith, and to be drawn into greater service to the world around us. I sincerely hope that you will consider joining us on that journey.

Seeking a degree? Lifelong learner? Looking for a new adventure? Interested in an online class or program? Prefer on-campus learning? Just want to test the waters? Amidst our many degree and non-degree programs, there is a place for you at AST, no matter your background. We’ll work with you to help you meet your educational goals.

As Academic Dean, I can assure you that you will experience a high calibre of instruction from our faculty and guest instructors. Each of them is committed to your learning and to their own continuing discoveries and research. This makes for a powerful combination.

Will you be challenged if you study at AST?

Yes—you can count on that.

Will you grow, deepen, and develop as a person and as a change agent in the wider world?

You will—especially as you give yourself to the task of learning in every way possible.

We’re ready to welcome you to AST.

Are you ready to jump in?