BA, BTh, DipEd, MEd, ThM, EdD, SFIA
Perry Shaw and his family served as missionaries with MECO in the Middle East from 1990 to 2019. During the 1990s Perry was involved in helping in the establishment of extension centres in Syria for the Program for Theological Education by Extension. He then taught at the Near East School of Theology (Beirut) before joining the Faculty of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (Beirut) in 2007, where he served as Associate Dean and Professor of Education. At ABTS Perry led the development of a highly innovative curriculum, which has led to a significant role as a faculty development consultant for theological schools across the globe.
Perry is currently Researcher in Residence at Morling College (Sydney), and serves on the Peer Review Committee of the Christian Education Journal, the MTh/EdD/PhD in Education Programmes Committee for the Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST Alliance), and the Theological Education Programme Board for the London School of Theology. Perry and his wife Karen have two adult children, Christopher and Phoebe. For relaxation he likes to drink coffee, play squash, and watch movies – but not at the same time.
Perry’s research interests are in the areas of theological education, higher education, curriculum, teaching methodology, intercultural leadership, and research methodology. He is currently co-editing a collection on teaching theology cross-culturally as well as revising his text Transforming Theological Education. Both are scheduled for publication in late 2021. He is also developing material around the theme of “Developing Constructive Thinking in Respectful Community”.