Thomas James Korcok (pronounced Korchok) (b. 1961) has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan; an M.Div. from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, Ontario; an M.Phil. from the University of Glasgow in Scotland; and a Ph.D from the Vrije University in Amsterdam. A parish pastor for over 20 years, Dr. Korcok also serves as a reserve chaplain to the Lincoln and Welland Regiment of the Canadian Armed Forces.
In 2001, Dr. Korcok developed Grace Evangelical Lutheran School in Pembroke, Ontario, and taught Logic to the upper grades. This initiated an interest that led to researching the application of the Liberal Arts in an elementary setting. He has taught at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario and Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. From 2013-2021 he served as Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Chicago. There he developed the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts (CALLA) and oversaw the Classical Lutheran Pedagogy program. In January of 2021 Dr. Korcok accepted a call to serve as Associate Professor at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Dr. Korcok is the author of Lutheran Education: From Wittenberg to the Future (CPH, 2013) and Serpents in the Classroom (1517 Publishing, 2022)
Dr. Korcok has many different interests including white-water canoeing, camping, skiing and private aviation. His wife, Doreen, is an Academic Accommodations Coordinator at Brock University. He has two sons. Andrew who is married to Katie and works as a communications specialist with the Niagara Region government in St. Catharines and Mark, who is a commercial pilot with Air Canada. He also has three grandchildren.