Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Site Navigation Skip to Main Content

Allan Eickelmann

Adjunct Faculty

Allan Eickelmann
Allan Eickelmann

Allan W. Eickelmann earned his doctorate in ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary, where he was awarded the first John Randall Hunt Award for outstanding thesis by the faculty of the seminary. His thesis integrated insights from the subdisciplines of ecclesiology, church history, and Biblical studies with the fields of organizational behavior and organizational development. Virtually all of Dr. Eickelmann’s graduate work was interdisciplinary in nature. Having served in pastoral ministry for over twenty five years, he entered the world of academia in 2001. He holds his formal appointment at the University of Southern Mississippi in the department of Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2005, he served as lead editor of the multidisciplinary volume, Justice and Violence, published by Ashgate. His paper, “The Place of Interdisciplinary Studies at USM” was selected for presentation at the 34th annual conference of the Association for Integrative Studies in October of 2012. His areas of study, such as religion and violence and the American religious experience, rely on insights from philosophy, sociology, political science, and psychology. He is currently working on a typology of religiously motivated violence. His loves include, first and foremost, his wife Margene Minor, traditional jazz, his cats, and the city of New Orleans.


D.Min., McCormick Theological Seminary

Classes Taught

  • Spirituality and the Theology of Work
  • Ministry in the Marketplace

Areas of Expertise

  • Biblical studies
  • Organizational behavior and development
  • Religion and violence
  • American religious experience