Rev. Dr. Luke S. Fetters

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty


Dr. Luke Fetters, professor of Christian thought and practice, specializes in intercultural studies/missions and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). In addition to teaching courses in these subjects at his alma mater, Luke has led the Institute for TESOL Studies, the Office of Global Studies, and the University’s graduate programs. He currently offers direction to all undergraduate and graduate programs as the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.  

As a ministry educator, Luke’s desire is to walk with students as they develop their knowledge of Scripture and culture and apply it to ministry leadership for worldwide Kingdom impact. He wants students to understand that serious Christians can hold various (and sometimes contradictory) perspectives within Christianity and that total agreement is not required to be a vital part of the Christian family. On the contrary, Christians have much they can learn from those who see things differently.  

Luke lives in Huntington, his hometown, with his wife. Together they have three grown children and are grandparents. Having spent part of his professional life in China, Luke speaks Cantonese and has coordinated teams of Huntington University students and regional educators to lead professional development projects for school systems and universities in China. His scholarly work has focused on Chinese culture and Chinese mission history.