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FACULTY & STAFFFACULTY

Dr. Henry Spaulding

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740-392-6868 Ext. 4201Email Dr. Spaulding

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  • MVNU Employees Recognized for Service

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Faculty and staff members at Mount Vernon Nazarene University were honored for their years of service at the annual University Dinner on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. During the event, President Henry Spaulding reminded attendees that as the new academic school year begins, administration, faculty, and staff have “good work to do and that we have done good work together.”

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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

Education:

  • Ph.D. Dissertation "The Christian Humanism of Paul Tillich", The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (1982)
  • M.Div. Honors Program in Systematic Theology, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Misouri (1977)
  • B. A. in Religion and History, Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville, Tennessee (1974)