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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • M.A., Applied Economics, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., History for Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Economics, Western Michigan University

Research Interests

  • Monetary policy’s impact on culture
  • Health care economics and pricing models
  • Inflation’s impact on family structure and behavior
  • Government interventionism as economic injustice
  • Biblical wisdom literature and poverty

Jeffery Degner, M.A.

  • Assistant Professor of Economics

  • Traditional Undergraduate Business Division

Education

  • M.A., Applied Economics, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., History for Secondary Education, Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Economics, Western Michigan University

Research Interests

  • Monetary policy’s impact on culture
  • Health care economics and pricing models
  • Inflation’s impact on family structure and behavior
  • Government interventionism as economic injustice
  • Biblical wisdom literature and poverty

Professor Jeffery Degner has a passion for shepherding people toward a love of Christ and the discernment of the truth in the midst of a culture that rejects the Lord Jesus. He built a successful retail career for five years while completing an undergraduate dual major in economics and history, before joining the teaching profession at the secondary school level. While teaching high school students, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Lake Michigan College beginning in 2005.

Professor Degner first joined Cornerstone in the winter of 2018 on the PGS teaching team, teaching Managerial Economics. The following fall, he was hired to join the traditional undergraduate faculty as an assistant professor of economics. He holds a master’s degree from Western Michigan University in applied economics. Currently, Professor Degner is writing his dissertation at the University of Angers (France) for a Ph.D. in Economic Science. He has presented at numerous conferences across the country and around the world.

In his spare time, Professor Degner enjoys playing the drums, fishing with friends, reading and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

“The greatest command is to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, mind and soul. Christian higher education, and Cornerstone, in particular, provides students the opportunity to love the Lord with their mind in an especially powerful way. It’s my joy and goal to shepherd young adults to receive the Lord’s love and care through the truth of His Word and through an ever-increasing understanding of His world.”

Hobbies

  • Fishing
  • Drumming
  • Reading
  • Landscaping
  • Woodworking

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.