Dean, School of ReligionProfessor of Systematic Theology
Dr. Cross joined Lee’s faculty in 1997 and became Dean of the School of
Religion in the summer of 2002. Prior to his work at Lee, Cross was a
pastor for twelve years and a high school teacher
of Latin and history. He has been listed in Who's Who Among American
Teachers and was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at Lee in May
2000 and the Excellence in Scholarship Award in May 2001.
Cross graduated from Lee in 1978, earning the first
of several degrees. He later received the MA
in Church History and the MDiv in Theology from Ashland Theological
Seminary (Ohio). From Ashland, he moved to Princeton Theological
Seminary, where he received the ThM in Doctrinal Theology and the PhD in
Systematic Theology (1991).
Cross and his wife, Linda, have one daughter, Tara. Aside from golf, tennis, and racquetball, he enjoys genealogy and Latin.