Professor Rikk Watts

Professor Rikk Watts

Research Professor

Alphacrucis College welcomed Professor Rikk Watts as the Dean of Theology in 2017.

After 20 years in academic roles at Regent College, Rikk brings with him esteemed theological credentials as a highly regarded Biblical scholar, particularly in the Gospel of Mark, Isaiah, and the NT use of the OT.

Rikk’s academic experience has included work as instructor at Gordon-Conwell (Boston), Wycliffe Hall (Oxford), La Trobe University (Melbourne), and the Bible College of Victoria (Melbourne).

Rikk’s other diverse experience includes training as an aeronautical engineer and working for a number of years with IBM in large retail systems engineering. He has undertaken degrees in philosophy, art history, and sociology, before eventually studying theology at Boston and Cambridge.

Rikk and his wife Katie have two adult children, Steven and Rebecca. In addition to an obsession with sailing, he enjoys movies, good restaurants, music, reading, and going for long walks with Katie.


PhD (Cambridge) 1990

MA (Gordon-Conwell) 1987

MDiv (Gordon-Conwell) 1987

BSc (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)) 1971

Research Interests

The Gospel of Mark, The Book of Isaiah, The Old Testament in the New Testament, Hermeneutics/Biblical Theology, The Gospel of John, Life of Jesus

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