Mark H. Mann, M.Div., Ph.D.

Professor of Theology
Director of Honors Scholars Program

Dr. Mark H. Mann has a passion for helping PLNU express its Wesleyan heritage and core values in ways that are meaningful to faculty, staff, students, and the broadening community. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Mann has previous experience in editing, student development, chaplaincy, and staff ministry at the local church level. Mark and his wife, Melissa, have four children: Naomi, Nathaniel, Madeleine, and Norah.


  • B.A., Eastern Nazarene College
  • M.Div., Boston University School of Theology
  • Ph.D., Boston University

Courses Taught

  • Christian Tradition – CHU 395
  • Life of Holiness – THE 306
  • Honors Seminar – HON 350
  • Introduction to Christian Scholarship – HON 100

Experience in Field

  • Work and Thought of John and Charles Wesley
  • Holiness, Ecclesiology, and Sacraments in Wesleyan Tradition
  • Science and Theology

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Academy of Religion, 1996 – present
  • Wesleyan Theological Society, 1997 – present
  • Charles Wesley Society, 2008 – present
  • Wesleyan Methodist Studies, Editorial Advisory Board, 2009 – present
  • Charles Wesley Society, Executive Board Member, 2010 – present

Awards and Honors

  • Manchester Wesleyan Research Society, Honorary Fellow, 2009 – present
  • Wesleyan Theological Society Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2005
  • Boston University, Outstanding Teaching Fellow Award,1998 – 1999
  • Boston University, Frank D. Howard Fellowship, 1998 – 2001

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Mann, Mark H. (2006). Grace: Holiness, Human Being, and the Sciences. T&T Clark.
  • Mann, Mark H. (2010). Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination, ed. with Jamie Gates. Point Loma Press.
  • Mann, Mark H. (2012). Reconsidering Arminius, ed. with Mark Bilby and Keith Stanglin. Kingswood Press.