At PTC since January 2018
Dr Aiava, a Congregational pastor from Samoa, is Senior Lecturer at the Pacific Theological College where he completed his PhD in the fields of trinitarian and diaspora theology. After completing his Bachelor of Theology from Malua Theological College in 2011, he was awarded a scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree at PTC and thereafter received a second scholarship through its PhD Faculty Development program. He currently serves as the Head of Department for Theology and Ethics, is a facilitator for the Institute for Mission and Research at the College, and sits on the Editorial Board for the Pacific Journal of Theology. In addition to teaching and supervising research dissertations, he has presented in international forums, contributed to curriculum design and published articles around the intersections of biblical interpretation, cultural identity, and the widespread issues affecting human and non-human life in the Pacific.