Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Perry Kea

Institutional Affiliation

Associate Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies

University of Indianapolis, Indiana


Ph.D., University of Virginia M.A., Vanderbilt University B.A., University of South Carolina


Perry Kea has been a Fellow of the Westar Institute since 1987. He has participated in several seminars, including the Jesus Seminar, the Acts Seminar, and the Christianity Seminar. Perry served as the Chair of the Board of Directors from 2014 – 2019. During his tenure as Chair, Perry guided Westar through staff changes, organizational re-structuring, and program revision. As a Fellow, Perry has contributed to Westar publications and seminars, and he co-Chaired the recent and first Westar Mini-seminar on the Bible and Human Sexuality. Perry is Associate Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Academic Appointments

• University of Indianapolis, 1983–

Professional Service