DipSocWork, BTH(Hons), PhD
Maggie Kappelhoff was born in Canada, born again in the Middle East and has lived in Australia for the past two decades. Maggie’s qualifications, training and experience are primarily in social work, theology and higher education in which she has held positions that include counsellor, chaplain, pastor, lecturer and Academic Dean. She has recently been appointed as the inaugural Dean of Academic Programs at the University of Divinity, Melbourne where she also previously served as the Director of Academic Services.
Maggie holds a PhD in systematic theology from Charles Sturt University and St Marks National Theological Centre in Canberra (2015) entitled: The Marks of the Church as ‘Gift’ and ‘Task’: A Paradigm for the Twenty-First-Century Church, which considers the transcendent and dynamic nature of the four creedal marks of the church: ‘one, holy, catholic, and apostolic’ and their relevance for ecumenical dialogue. A related book chapter of the same name was published in 2015 in Hope in the Ecumenical Future (Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue) and a forthcoming monograph drawing from her thesis work is under review. Some of her current projects and forthcoming book chapters include: Common Ground: The Gift of Womanist Theology in the Midst of a #MeToo Era (Lexington Fortress Press, Decolonising Theology Series); Theology of Work: Eschatology, Co-Creativity and the Pneumatological Impetus (Wipf & Stock, Theological Monograph Series); and Colonialism and the Challenge of Reclaiming the ‘Marks of the Church’ (Lexington Fortress Press, “According to All”: Catholicity in Postcolonial Perspectives).
As Dean of Academic Programs, Maggie has end-to-end oversight of academic programs to students from admission to graduation, including coordination of student services across the University. She is responsible for the management and reporting of data to support the University’s internal and external compliance and quality assurance requirements.