Professor, Youth and Family Ministry, School of Divinity
- Ph.D., Temple University
- Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
- B.S. in Bible, Cairn University
Dr. Matt McAlack teaches Bible, theology, psychology, and youth and family ministry.
Since 1996, Dr. McAlack has also directed JAM (Junior High Adventures in Ministry), a ministry and evangelism training event for middle schoolers at Cairn University.
In addition to serving at Cairn, Dr. McAlack has also served as a youth pastor and pastor of English ministry, as well as a speaker at conferences and retreats.Currently, he and his wife Michele lead the Youth Ministry and Outreach at their church in Bristol (PA).
Academic Specialties & Interests:
Spiritual Formation & Discipleship, Church Leadership & Management, Ministry & Culture, Homiletics, Christian Education
- Serving with his wife & friends in Northern Ireland (County Down), New Orleans (Gentilly Section), and Brooklyn.
- The beach & the ocean.
- “Effects of multimedia on cognitive load, self-efficacy, and multiple rule-based problem solving.” British Journal of Educational Technology.
- “WebQuest Learning as Perceived by Higher-Education Learners.” Tech Trends.
- Dissertation: “Proteges’ and mentors’ perceptions and expectations about mentoring in the preparation of youth workers.”
- Various book reviews in Journal of Youth Ministry
- Faculty Member of the Year, 2001-2002
Teaching at Cairn since 1995