Associate Professor of Theology
ABD in Scripture, Interpretation and Practice (SIP) at the University of Virginia
MA in SIP from the University of Virginia, 2011
MDiv, Concordia Seminary, 2004
MA in Islamic Studies from Luther Seminary, 1999
BSME and Christ College Scholar, Valparaiso University, 1994
Rev. Scott Yakimow arrived at Concordia University after spending five years as a mechanical engineer working in hydraulics and another four as a missionary in both East Africa and Morocco. His academic interests cover the area of philosophical theology and comparative religion. Most specifically, he is interested in scriptural logics, particularly those exhibited by pre-modern Christian exegesis, contemporary Lutheran theology, and medieval Islamic Tafsir, analyzing them through the thought of the American philosopher, Charles S. Peirce. This interest leads him to investigate diverse areas such as Lutheran confessional theology, pragmatic philosophy, scriptural exegesis and Islam. He teaches a variety of courses at Concordia, ranging from hermeneutics to Islam to the Christian faith.
Scott is married to Miriam, and they have five children together. His interests include enjoying his family, reading, hiking, traveling and Shotokan karate.