The four way test/what does it mean?
Mar 14, 2018
Allan Eickelmann
The four way test/what does it mean?

Allan W. Eickelmann, is on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi, where is currently part of the faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Prior to joining USM, he served as a pastor in the United Church of Christ, serving churches in Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan.  Dr. Eickelmann earned the B.A. from Northern Illinois University; the M.Div., from Bethany Theological Seminary; the A.M. from The University of Chicago, the M.S. from George Williams College and the D.Min. from McCormick Theological Seminary.  He was awarded the first John Randall Hunt award for outstanding D.Min thesis by the faculty of the seminary.  His thesis integrated insights from the subdisciplines of ecclesiology, church history and Biblical studies, with the fields of organizational behavior and organizational development.  

He is the advisor for the Interdisciplinary bachelor degree program for the gulf coast campus and he has also served as an advisor to the Honors College.  In 2005, he served as lead editor of the multidisciplinary volume, Justice and Violence, published by Ashgate.  His paper, “The Place of Interdisciplinary Studies at USM” was selected for presentation at the 34th annual conference of the Association for Integrative Studies in October of 2012. 

His areas of concentration, such as religion and violence, and the American religious experience rely on insights from philosophy, sociology, political science and psychology.  He has been a Rotarian since 1980, having been a member of five different Rotary clubs in four different states.