Dr. David Kotter serves as the Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of New Testament Studies at Colorado Christian University. He began his career at Ford Motor Company as a financial analyst at its world headquarters and eventually as a plant controller at a manufacturing plant in Spain. After returning to study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he was invited to join a church-planting team for CrossWay Community Church and served as the pastor of discipleship for seven years.
Kotter's primary research is focused on the areas of intersection between theology and economics. He has been invited to lecture on related topics around the United States as well as Asia and Europe. Kotter has contributed to five books along with numerous journal articles and book reviews.
Dr. Kotter co-founded the Faith and Work Project to train future pastors in the principles of economics and also writes as a senior research fellow for the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with four degrees: an MBA and B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.Div. and M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is also active in biblical archaeology where he has taught in both Israel and Greece and lead five summer expeditions for CCU students to dig at Tel es-Safi (Gath) and Shiloh in Israel.