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Faculty & Staff

Our highly-qualified faculty makes St. Nersess Armenian Seminary an unparalleled center of Armenian Church education and research. All faculty members hold doctoral or terminal degrees in their respective fields from renowned universities and are internationally recognized for their scholarship and publications.

Dean and Faculty

Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian Dean
Dr. Roberta Ervine Professor of Armenian Christian Studies and Director of Studies
Bishop Daniel Findikyan Professor of Liturgical Studies
Dr. Ani Shahinian Assistant Professor of the Grace & Paul Shahinian Lectureship in Armenian Christian Art & Culture
Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, PhD Professor of Biblical Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Rev. Fr. Arshen Aivazian Instructor of Liturgical Studies

Rev. Fr. Daniel Karadjian Instructor of Liturgical Practicum

Rev. Fr. Karekin Kasparian Instructor of Modern Armenian Language & Literature

Rev. Fr. Nicholas T. Porter Instructor of Homiletics (English)

Rev. Fr. Davit Karamyan Instructor of Modern & Classical Armenian and Coordinator of the St. Nersess the Great Program for Late Vocations

Dn. Yervant Kutchukian Spiritual Director

Mary Panjarian Instructor of Modern Armenian Language

Dn. Christopher Sheklian Instructor of Liturgical Studies

Dr. Herand Markarian Instructor of Public Speaking (Armenian)

Dr. Jesse Arlen, Zohrab Fellow Instructor of Armenian History & Culture

Maestro Khoren Mekanejian Instructor of Liturgical Music

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Abraham Terian Emeritus Professor of Armenian Theology and Patristics


Dn. Levon Altiparmakian Facilities & Operations Manager
Dottie Bengoian Administrative Assistant
Robin Perlmutter Controller
Wilma Petrossian Manager of Food Services
Donna Sirounian Fundraising & Marketing Director