Telford Work, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology
(805) 565-6199

Office Location

Porter Center 5

Office Available

Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30p.m. in the DC (sign up on my door) 
Thursday 9:55 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. in my office (sign up on my door); and by appointment


Religious Studies Department Chair


Dr. Work graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history, earned a master’s degree in theological and biblical studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and completed a doctorate in religion (theology and ethics) at Duke University, where he minored in New Testament and Islamics. His books include “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord’s Prayer” and “Living and Active: Scripture in the Economy of Salvation.” He has published articles in Oxford University Press and Eerdmans books, Theology Today, Scottish Journal of Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Pro Ecclesia, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly, Perspectives, The New Pantagruel, Studies in Interreligious Dialogue, and Re:generation Quarterly.