Ivan Hartsfield

Adjunct Professor of Theology

Reverend Ivan Hartsfield is a Northern alum and formerly served as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs and as Adjunct Professor of Theology. With more than 20 years of pastoral leadership experience, Ivan has extensive experience as a church planter, senior pastor, and overseer. As a business leader, executive coach, and management consultant, he has more than 25 years of experience delivering transformational results.

As a scholar, Ivan is in the final stages of completing his PhD in systematic theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. His dissertation interests include Afro-Pentecostalism, contextual hermeneutics, religious epistemology, ethics and theology. He strives for scholarship in the academy that empowers the church and seeks to function as a bridge between marginalized church communities and the academy.


PhD in Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Expected 2021)

MDiv, Northern Seminary

MBA in Management & Strategy, Northwestern University

BS in Computer Science, Winthrop University