Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing

Faculty


Photo of Dr. Henry SpauldingHenry Walter Spaulding II, Ph.D.
hspauldi@mvnu.edu
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 4201
President

Education:

  • Ph.D. 1982 The Florida State University Dissertation "The Christian Humanism of Paul Tillich"
  • M.Div. 1977 Nazarene Theological Seminary Honors Program in Systematic Theology
  • B. A. 1974 Trevecca Nazarene College Major: Religion and History
Professional Experience:
  • President, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2012-Present
  • VPAA, Provost, Interim President, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2009-2012
  • Professor, Philosophical Theology and Christian Ethics, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 2007 to 2009
  • Professor, Theology and Philosophy, Trevecca Nazarene University, 1995-2007
  • Adjunct Professor, Washington Nazarene Bible College Extension, 1992-1995
  • Adjunct Professor, Richmond School of Ministry, 1992-1995
  • Professor, Eastern Nazarene College: Assistant Professor, 1982-1985; Associate Professor, 1985-1990; Professor, 1990-1992.
  • Teaching Assistant, The Florida State University, 1980-1982
Pastoral Experience:
  • Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Woodbridge, VA 1992-1995
  • Senior Pastor, First Church of the Nazarene, Thomasville, GA 1979-1982
  • Associate Pastor, Antioch Church of the Nazarene, Overland Park, KS 1975-1977
  • Senior Pastor, Madison Southern Methodist Church, Madison, TN 1972-1974
Administrative Experience:
  • Director, M.Div. Program (NTS) 2007-2009
  • Dean, School of Arts and Sciences (TNU) 2000-2007
  • Director, Graduate Program in Religion (TNU) 2000- 2007
  • Chair, Academic Council (TNU) 1999-2000; 2002-2005
  • Associate Academic Dean: Graduate and Professional Studies (ENC) 1990-1992
  • Chair, Division of Religion and Philosophy (ENC) 1983-1992
  • Coordinator, MA in Religion (ENC) 1983-1991
Professional Organizations:
  • Wesleyan Theological Society
  • American Academy of Religion
Awards and Recognition:
  • Teacher of the Year in the Division of Religion and Philosophy at Eastern Nazarene College, 1992
  • Faculty Member of the Year at Trevecca Nazarene University, 1999
  • Management of Human Resources Teacher of the Year at Trevecca Nazarene University, 2007
Published Works & Presentations :
  • "The End of Modernity and Outwitting Nihilism: Preliminary Thoughts on the Appropriateness and Importance of a Tillichian Engagement with Radical Orthodoxy" Tillich Studies, Spring 2006
  • "Practicing Holiness: Consideration of Action in the Thought of John Wesley" Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring 2005), Vol. 40, no 1
  • "The Path of Peaceful Flight: Milbank's Trinitarian Ontology and a Re-Narration of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology," Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring, 2001), Vol 36, no 1
  • "Good Conscience or Good Confidence: A Postmodern Re-Thinking of Ethical Reflection in the Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition", Wesleyan Theological Journal (Spring, 2000), Vol 35, No 1
  • "To Shew the Fly the Way out of the Fly-Bottle: A Reconstruction of the Wesleyan Understanding of Christian Perfection" Wesleyan Theological Journal (Fall,1998) Volume 33, No 2
Favorite Subject-Related Links:
  • Radical Orthodoxy
  • Trinitarian Theology
  • Theological Responses to Suffering
  • Postmodern Theology
  • Postliberal Theology
Favorite Scripture Verse:
  • Romans 8:1-2
Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:
  • Reading
  • Movies

 
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