Denis FortinTitle: Professor of Historical Theology
Office Location: Seminary Hall N313
Phone: (269) 471-3648
BA, Canadian Union College
MDiv, Andrews University
PhD, Universite Laval
Denis Fortin is dean and professor of theology at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. He was appointed dean in October 2006. Since joining the Seminary faculty in1994, Fortin also served as director of the master of divinity program (1999-2001), associate dean (2000-2004), and chair of the Theology and Christian Philosophy department (2006).
Born in Quebec City, Canada, Fortin received a bachelor's degree in pre-ministry from Canadian University College, College Heights, Alberta, in 1982. He earned a master of divinity from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary of Andrews University in 1986 and a doctorate in theology from the Université Laval, Quebec, in 1995. His dissertation was titled: "Adventism in the Eastern Townships of Quebec: Implantation and Institutionalization in the 19th Century."
Prior to coming to Andrews, Fortin served as a pastor in the Quebec Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Fortin has authored a number of publications on Adventist history and theology. In 2004 he published Adventism in Quebec: The Dynamics of Rural Church Growth, 1830-1910 (Andrews University Press). He is co-editor of the forthcoming Ellen G. White Encyclopedia, to be published by the Review and Herald. He is married to Kristine Knutson, coordinator of advising services at Andrews University. Their children are Kimberly and her husband, Andrew Fish, Mark, and Erika.