Dr. Joel P. Okamoto is the Waldemar and Mary Griesbach Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He also is chairman of the Department of Systematic Theology and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology. He received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) and Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) from Concordia Seminary (1993, 1996, 1997). He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. (1982).