Meet Our Team

Mark Eckel, PhD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Church & Ministry Leadership

Office Location: Lancaster

Dr. Mark Eckel is President of The Comenius Institute, serving students and faculty on the campus of IUPUI. For 35 years Mark has served the Christian education community as a high school teacher, undergraduate-graduate professor, curriculum writer and international speaker. Mark’s responsibilities have included daily instruction, curriculum development, mentoring teachers, and conference speaking on Christian education issues in hundreds of venues. Mark has written numerous books including “Let God Be God: The Nature and Characteristics of God,” “Timeless Truth: An Apologetic for the Reliability, Authenticity, and Authority of Scripture,” “The Whole Truth: Classroom Strategies for Biblical Integration,” “I Just Need Time to Think: Reflective Study as Christian Practice” and “When the Lights Go Down: Movie Review as Christian Practice.” His next book “Up Against the Lockers: Teaching-Learning as Christian Practice” will be out in 2018.

He is also a contributor author to Christian Education Journal, Intégrité, Encyclopedia of Christian Education, and Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. In addition, Dr. Eckel has presented papers at Moody Bible Institute, C.S. Lewis Conference at Taylor University, the International Institute for Christian Studies, Indiana Wesleyan’s Faith and Pedagogy in the Science Classroom.

Mark is an ordained minister with earned degrees: a ThM in Old Testament and a PhD in Leadership.


PhD in Leadership
ThM in Old Testament


“Training next generation Christian leaders in the use of biblical tools for lifelong learning is my passion.” —Dr. Eckel