School of Theology and Christian Ministry
Ph.D., 1977, University of Chicago
M.A., 1971, University of Chicago
M.A., 1966, University of Chicago
B.A., 1965, North Park College
Dr. Franklin’s academic interests include philosophical theology, systematic theology and the history of Western thought.
He has been honored as President Emeritus of Tokyo Christian University and with a Ford Foundation Fellowship. He also serves on the international board of directors for William Carey University in Shillong, India.
A published author, Dr. Franklin’s credits include “Speaking from the Depths” (Grand Rapids, Mich., 1991) and “Faith, Learning, and Life: The Identity of a Christian University” (in Japanese: Tokyo, 2006).
He and his wife, Martha, have two grown children, two grandchildren and a dog. In his spare time, he enjoys drama, Asian art and travel.