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Inauguration of President Craig Detweiler, PhD

The Board of Trustees is honored to host the inauguration of Craig Detweiler, PhD as the third President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, colleagues, and neighbors are invited to participate in marking this important transition in our institution’s story.

A welcome reception featuring live music, hors d’oeuvres, and drinks will be held in the Commons from 6:00-7:00pm. The inauguration ceremony will follow at 7 o’clock.

Please RSVP  by February 15, 2018.


Craig Detweiler, PhD is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and professor of theology and culture.

Craig is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College, earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and holds an MDiv and PhD in Theology and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary.

He was previously Professor of Communication and Creative Director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University. Craig wrote the screenplays for The Duke and Extreme Days; and directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett. Detweiler also hosts a coalition of schools to the Sundance Film Festival for the annual Windrider Forum.

Craig’s books include: iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives, Into the DarkHalos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God, and A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture (co-written with Barry Taylor). His latest book Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age will be released in March 2018. Craig’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Craig’s wife, Caroline Cicero, PhD is a professor at the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology. They have been married for over 25 years and are honored to be the parents of Zoe (18) and Theo (15).

Learn more about Dr. Craig Detweiler