Craig Detweiler, PhD
Craig Detweiler, PhD, was appointed as the third President of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology on January 1, 2018. A filmmaker, educator, and writer, Craig is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College. He earned an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and completed his MDiv and PhD in Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Previously the 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 he directed the award-winning documentary Remand, narrated by Angela Bassett. His writing is taught in theology and culture classes around the world, and his 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 also hosts a coalition of schools at the Sundance Film Festival for the annual Windrider Forum, and in 2016 he was honored by Variety as their Mentor of the Year.
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 and Theo.
- Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age
- iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives
- Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God
- Into the Dark
- A Matrix of Meanings: Finding God in Pop Culture (co-written with Barry Taylor)