Ph.D. Azusa Pacific University

M.A., Multnomah University

B.A., Cedarville University

Hired in 1997 and 2019

Dr. Joe Slavens is no stranger to Multnomah. Not only was Joe a student at Multnomah, earning his M.A. in Pastoral Studies in 2000, but he also served the University from 1997-2007 as a Resident Director and then as the Dean of Men/Dean of Students. Joe then served as Director of Student Life at Simpson University and then as an educator within Western Australia’s high school system. Joe completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education in 2019 after researching racial justice within the Australian higher education system. Shortly after his 2019 graduation, the Lord brought Joe back to Multnomah, complete with his Australian bride, Bronwen, and their three school-aged children, Bella, Lucy, and Gigi. He is excited to once again partner with the University community to continue the Multnomah legacy of changing lives and helping students love the Savior.

Although he has had different homes across the globe, Joe knows his roots are Oregonian, having lived many formative childhood years in the small, peppermint town of Madras in Central Oregon. In his spare time, you can find Joe devouring another historical documentary or finishing one of his many nonfiction books.



  • Australian Tales of Racial Justice Engagement in Higher Education
    • Doctoral Dissertation, ProQuest (2019)