Dr. Russell L. Huizing

Education/Degrees:

  • Ph.D. –  Regent University
  • M.A. –  Liberty University
  • B.S. –  Nyack College

Honors/Awards:

  • 2019 Faculty of Impact Award
  • 2018 Honorable Mention: Biblical Interpretation, Associated Church Press
  • 2018 Faculty Scholar of the Year Award
  • 2015 Vulcan Materials Company Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2014 Catholic Press Association Honorable Mention: Best Essay
  • 2013 Regent University School of Business & Leadership Outstanding Dissertation of the Year
  • 2010 Academic Business World International Conference & International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education Presentation Excellence Award
  • 2010 Academic Business World International Conference & International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education Best Paper Award

Memberships:

  • Licensed Worker, Christian & Missionary Alliance
  • International Leadership Association

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Time with my family
  • Traveling
  • Camping
  • Reading
  • Hosting students and friends at our house

Research Interests:

  • I am fascinated by the intersection of leadership and follower development, especially as it pertains to a Christian environment. This has included research in a theology of leadership, discipleship, mentoring, rituals, follower development, and locus of control, in addition to various exegetical articles relevant to church leadership.

Scholarly Work and Publications:

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Introduction to Preaching
  • Preaching as a Communication Tool
  • Pastoral Methods
  • Emotionally Healthy Minister
  • Organization and Administration
  • Pastoral Ministries Internship
  • Senior Seminar
  • Advanced Ministry Experience SAO
  • Followership: The Other Side of Leadership (MAOL)

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2013

People might be interested to know:

  • Skydived
  • Bungee-jumped
  • Traveled through 29 states in five weeks
  • Have spent over six months overseas on various short term missions trips.

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • “It was not upon light grounds that I relinquished the clerical for the professorial life; and I am more and more confirmed in the belief that a chair in a college is a higher station on the field of Christian usefulness, than a parish anywhere [else]. Could one acquit himself rightly of his duties as a professor, it is incalculable the good which might be done to the guides and the clergy of our next generation.” -Thomas Chalmers

Chalmers sums it up for me…a great honor, privilege, and responsibility to walk with my students in their academic journey and beyond.

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Philippians 3:10

“I want to know Jesus, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering, becoming like Him in death.”

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