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Peter Fraser, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Performing Arts & MusicSenior Associate Dean, College of Arts & SciencesAssociate Professor, English & Communication Studies757.352.4562

Peter Fraser, Ph.D.


Dr. Peter Fraser was born and raised in Chicago where he attended school and worked until his marriage in 1988. He and his wife moved to Wisconsin and settled in Milwaukee, where Fraser served for many years at Wisconsin Lutheran College, as well as worked to develop a voucher school in the central city. Along the way, Fraser founded and managed a youth evangelism program called Wandani, that served boys surrounded by Milwaukee's gang culture. Together, he and his wife have five children.


Ph.D. Literature, Film and Popular Culture, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1990 M.A., Church History and Theology, Wheaton College Graduate School, 1984 M.A., English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983 B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981


A Christian Response to Horror Cinema: Ten Films in Theological Perspective, McFarland, May 2015.

ReViewing the Movies: A Christian Response to Contemporary Film, Crossway, 2000.

Images of the Passion: the Sacramental Mode in Film, Praeger, 1998.





Phi Beta Kappa, Iota of Illinois, 1981
Irene Kogan Fellowship, UIC, 1987
Faith in Action Award, HOPE Christian Schools, 2008
Dean's Award, Regent University, 2013