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Jason Gottman, M.Div.

Religion & Philosophy | Adjunct Faculty

M.Div. – Vanderbilt University; Nashville, Tenn.
B.A. in Biology (1994) – Westminster College; Fulton, Mo.
Jason “J.” Gottman was born and raised in Hannibal, Mo.. Hannibal is famous for being Mark Twain’s boyhood home. After high school he earned his B.A. in Biology from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.. Westminster is a small, liberal arts college in the middle of the state. In 1946 Winston Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech at the campus. When that “Iron Curtain” known as the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 six sections of that wall were moved to the campus. Professor Gottman obtained his Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn..

For the past 20 years he was in parish ministry serving two congregations in Kentucky – one in Owensboro and the other in Paducah. In 2005 he also began teaching Comparative World Religions and Introduction to Religious Studies for West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

He is married and has two children both in high school. In his free time he enjoys traveling, cooking and reading suspense/thriller novels.