Jeff Tirrell

Adjunct Professor, School of Visual and Performing Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5035
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Jeff Tirrell’s area of expertise relates to the intersection of theology and the narrative arts. He has directed, produced and acted in dozens of theatrical productions. Before teaching, Tirrell served as the APU Theater Department's technical director from 2005-2008. He has a passion for helping students grow in their spiritual encounter with theater and film.


  • B.A., Communication Studies, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A., Biblical Studies/Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. (Cand.), Claremont School of Theology


  • THTR 101 - Christianity and the Creative Process
  • THTR 355 - Theater Education, K-12

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of Music and the Arts)
    • Department of Theater Arts


  • Biblical studies
  • Film criticism
  • Theater education

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