Goble, Dr. Luke

Title: Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Associate Professor of History


  • Ph.D., American Studies; SUNY at Buffalo
  • A.B. (Artium Baccalaureus, or Bachelor of Arts), English Literature; Harvard University

Areas of Teaching: (general subjects, not specific courses)

  • History of Race and Ethnicity
  • Theology and Politics
  • Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Research Passion:

Dr. Goble is passionate about showing how past structures like racial discourse, urban and national policy, and social movements have shaped the present, often in ways that go unseen, in order for us to be able to create a more just world in the present.

Academic Accomplishments:

  • Author of Worshiping Politics: Problems and Practices for a Public Faith. Cascade Books, 2017.
  • Has given multiple presentations and papers on Christian Teaching and Learning.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the American Historical Association, American Studies Association
  • Selected for Council of Independent Colleges Senior Leadership Academy


Dr. Goble joined the Warner Pacific faculty in 2007. In addition to academic and community work on housing displacement, immigration, and racial justice, he and his wife are foster and adoptive parents actively working toward better outcomes for vulnerable children. When not teaching or spending time with family, Dr. Goble enjoys playing sports, reading, writing, and playing music. He loves how Warner Pacific is actively working toward equity in higher education and how it creates a space where both deep faith and deep questioning are welcome.

Favorite Quote:

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi.