Ph.D., The Claremont Graduate University

M.A., The Claremont Graduate University

Michael Zbaraschuk

Associate Professor of Religion, Pacific Lutheran University

Michael Zbaraschuk (Ph.D. The Claremont Graduate University, 2002) is an Associate Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.  He received his M.A. in 1998 and his Ph.D. in 2002, both from The Claremont Graduate University, and both specializing in the philosophy of religion and theology.  His research interests include process theology, radical theology, constructive theology, religious pluralism, and millennials and religion (especially their declining interest in it).  He has led study tours to southern Mexico and is investigating religious diversity there. His latest research project is conceptualizing a theoretical explanation of religious decline in millennials across north America, including Canada, the USA, and Mexico.  He was raised in Seventh-day Adventism, had various evangelical and liberal Protestant stages, and is currently a Roman Catholic layperson.