Academic Chairs

Academic chairs propel Southern Evangelical Seminary’s mission “to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and defense of the historic Christian faith.” Each of these chairs enables the Seminary to recruit and retain faculty members who excel in their areas of specialty and positively impact the students they teach. Specifically, these chairs provide funds to defray or supplement a designated professor's salary, as well as research and travel expenses.

You can help train future pastors, teachers, missionaries, and scholars by making a gift to the Phillip E. Johnson Chair in Science and Culture below, or to find out how you can create a new chair, contact Eric Gustafson at (704) 847-5600 x232 or write to


Phillip E. Johnson Chair of Science and Culture