Doug Koskela


Professor of Theology
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies
BA, Seattle Pacific University, 1995
MDiv, Duke Divinity School, 1998
PhD, Southern Methodist University, 2003

Office: Alexander Hall

Doug Koskela primarily teaches courses in systematic theology and the University Foundations sequence. His areas of research interest include Wesleyan theology, epistemology of theology, vocation, and ecclesiology.

Dr. Koskela currently serves as president of the Wesleyan Theological Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Committee on Free Methodist History and Archives.

Dr. Koskela has authored two books, including the recentCalling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life (Eerdmans, 2015).  He has also published numerous articles and book chapters. He is an ordained elder in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church.


Calling and Clarity: Discovering What God Wants for Your Life

Ecclesiality and Ecumenism: Yves Congar and the Road to Unity

Immersed in the Life of God: The Healing Resources of the Christian Faith: Essays in Honor of William J. Abraham (with Gavrilyuk, Paul L., and Vickers, Jason E.)

Selected Publications

"Discipline and Polity,” in The Cambridge Companion to American Methodism, edited by Jason E. Vickers (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

“A Wesleyan Understanding of the Authority of Scripture,” in Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading the Bible as Scripture, edited by Joel B. Green and David F. Watson (Baylor University Press, 2012)

“‘But Who Laid Hands on Him?’ Apostolicity and Methodist Ecclesiology,” in Pro Ecclesia, Winter 2011, Volume XX, Number 1

Please view Dr. Koskela’s CV (PDF) for additional publications.