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Rev. David Arthur Steele, PhD

Title: Former Adjunct Lecturer
Company: Brandeis University
Location: Maynard, Massachusetts, United States

Rev. David Arthur Steele, PhD, former adjunct lecturer at Brandeis University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in theological education and conflict resolution.

Having accrued over five decades of professional experience, Rev. David Arthur Steele, PhD, has cultivated a career of excellence as a pastor and educator. He served as a pastor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1971 to 1985, before subsequently operating as an adjunct lecturer at Brandeis University for over a decade. In the field of education, Dr. Steele specialized in teaching students about theology, coexistence and conflict resolution. Furthermore, he also operated as a practicum advisor and thesis advisor. 

Adjacent to his primary duties, Dr. Steele has also excelled in the fields of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. To wit, he has often been intrigued by the interaction between conflict resolution and his Christian theology, and so he has used his knowledge to join these factors together as a means of social involvement, as opposed to protesting. For much of his career, he has dedicated himself to countering violent extremism by leveraging his skills in conflict assessment. Furthermore, Dr. Steele provides interfaith dialogue and reconciliation to facilitate change. 

As part of his professional journey, Dr. Steele pursued his own formal education. He began his studies at the Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary, where he earned a master’s degree. He later continued his educational endeavors at the Andover Newton Theological School, where he received a Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Steele concluded his academic career at The University of Edinburgh, where he achieved a PhD in Christian ethics and practical theology in 1991.

Having retired in 2021, Dr. Steele has remained active in his endeavors for social change. Over the course of his career, Dr. Steele has observed the world change in many radical ways. He recognizes there are numerous means for individuals to interact with each other, both within local communities and around the world, and that such changes can often seem daunting. In such times, Dr. Steele finds comfort in his hopes, and he affirms for others to remain hopeful as well.

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