Michael W. DeLashmutt joined the Luther Seminary community as the associate dean for first theological degrees in August 2011. Prior to joining the seminary, DeLashmutt served as director of studies and deputy principal at Sarum College in Salisbury, England.
DeLashmutt earned his B.A. degree from Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash. (1997) and a M.A. degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. (2002). He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Glasgow in 2006 and a postgraduate certificate in academic practices from the University of Exeter in 2008.
DeLashmutt has held over 10 different academic appointments since 2004 in both British and American institutions and has written 16 refereed publications with another five forthcoming. His academic interests and teaching experience include: Christian doctrine; ecclesiology; theology and popular culture; practical theology (methodology and theory); reformation history; theology of the bios (medical ethics, eschatology and anthropology); theology, technology, myth and imagination; church history; theologies of ministry; church and culture; church history; introductory modules in biblical studies; introductory modules on world religions and challenges for the church in a changing culture.
He is a member of the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Study Group, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, UK Research Network for Theology, Religion, and Popular Culture, International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture and the American Academy of Religion.