Ccom: What are mentoring relationships like at the Academy? MM: We have aimed for a very low student to faculty ratio. While eventually reaching a student body of a couple hundred, the opening window for the inaugural semester, for example, is 20-50 students. This will allow for a personal, close-knit environment in which to study and learn, where the professors and students get to know each other very well, meet together regularly for prayer, and have an opportunity to worship together as well.

Ccom: What are the deadlines for application that a prospective student needs to know? MM: The early application deadline, almost upon us, is January 1, 2011. The regular application deadline is February 15, 2011 and the late application deadline is April 1st.

Ccom: Thank you again, Michael, for taking time to share about Ligonier Academy.  MM: Thanks for this time with you. We are prayerfully looking forward to being a part of the LORD's hand in the lives of many of His young people, equipping them to exalt Christ and glorify His good Name.


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Michael Morales serves as the Dean of Admissions and Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Great Works at Ligonier Academy. He is a Teaching Elder in the PCA, and, before coming to Ligonier, taught for three years at an evangelical seminary.  He has an M.A. in Religion (with concentration in Doctrine); an M.Div. with awards in Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Church History, Christianity & Culture, and Pastoral Promise; is currently pursuing the completion of his Ph.D. in the Pentateuch under renowned Old Testament scholar Gordon J. Wenham at Trinity College, U.K.

Michael is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Dante Society of America.  He and his wife Elise have four sons, Armando, Augustine (Diego), Alejandro, and Andres. Having served as a senior pastor for four years, Michael joins a pastoral heart to his commitment for high academic standards in his role at Ligonier Academy.