Faculty and Staff

Benjamin D. Akers, S.T.D.

Associate Professor of Theology | Chief Content Officer


Dr. Akers is an associate professor of Theology and previously served as the assistant dean of the Augustine Institute Graduate School. He is also the chief content officer of the Augustine Institute’s FORMED.org platform, which is a streaming platform providing trustworthy and inspiring Catholic video, audio, and eBook content from the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and more than 60 other partners. FORMED.org helps parishes, families, and individuals explore their faith anywhere. He joined the Augustine Institute in 2015.

Previously, Dr. Akers served as the director of the Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical Schools and was an adjunct for the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary. His experience living and studying in the heart of the Catholic Church in Rome, Italy, has inspired him to teach theology in a way that integrates history, art, literature, and spirituality.


  • STD Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, Italy (2017)
  • STL Dogmatic Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, Italy (2009)
  • MA Theological Studies, concentration in Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College (2004)
  • BA Theology, Philosophy (minor), Christendom College (1998)


  • Salvation History
  • Creed
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Discipleship and the Christian Life
  • Teaching Scripture for the New Evangelization
Phone: (303) 937-4420
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.