Steve Adamson, Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President
Interim Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies

(602) 489-5300
[email protected]


B.S., University of Nebraska
M.S., University of Nebraska
Ph.D. (all but dissertation), George Washington University
M.Div., Sangre de Cristo Seminary
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen


Dr. Steve Adamson, a seasoned corporate and academic manager with global experience, is the Provost and Executive Vice President of Arizona Christian University. Steve’s academic career includes previous positions as a seminary Provost, Executive Director for an accrediting organization, distance education dean for a start-up Bible college, professor, and online instructor. In addition to being an academic, Steve has a Master of Divinity, and along with his wife Von, enjoyed serving as a supply minister for numerous churches in the Scottish Highlands and Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Before transitioning to academia, Steve had a 20-year corporate career in defense contracting, international technology and management consulting, and telecommunications. He held various management and director level positions with significant time spent working on assignments in Belgium, Canada, Germany, England, France, and Italy.

Dr. Adamson holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Nebraska; he completed all but his dissertation in Operations Research from George Washington University. He has a Master of Divinity from Sangre de Cristo Seminary and a doctorate in Theology and Apologetics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


“The Apologetics of Thomas Chalmers,” Whitefield Press, 2016