Professor in Practical Theology, Teaching Fellow at the Center for Teaching and Learning, Coordinator of Master of Divinity Program and Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University

Ian Nell is Professor in Practical Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University. He teaches practical theology and ministry practice. He coordinates the Master of Divinity program as well as the Post Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry. His research focus inter alia on leadership development. Leaders as “directors” in the God-human drama play an important role in social capital formation and transformational processes in times of change, transition, liminality and discontinuity with the past. Leadership offers many opportunities to manage the creative tension in the space between vision and reality.


  • 2007–present
    Chair professor, Stellenbosch


  • 1997 
    University of Pretoria, PhD


Teaching Fellowship, Stellenbosch University