Tyndale Faculty Updates

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tyndale University College & Seminary has 55 faculty members researching and teaching across a diverse range of academic disciplines. The following are some contributions that faculty members have made to their field of research. 

University College

  • Dr. Ken Badley, Professor by Special Appointment, finished the first draft of Educational Foundations in Canada with Dr. Jodi Nickel (Mount Royal University) and Dr. Alan Edmunds (University of Western Ontario), which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014.  Dr. Badley is also working on the first draft of Faith and Learning: A Field Guide for Faculty, with Dr. Patrick Allen, which will be published by Abilene Christian University Press in 2014. He was the winner of the Graduate Researcher of the Year at George Fox University for the 2012-13 academic year.
  • The Cross and Reaganomics: Conservative Christians Defending Ronald Reagan by Dr. Eric Crouse was recently published by Lexington Books. The book “seeks to explain why many believed Reagan was the answer to tackle the problems of high unemployment, poverty and global socialism.” This is the Professor of History’s fourth book in eight years.
  • The 2013-2014 Templeton Research Fellowship Grant at Ryerson University was awarded to Philosophy Professor, Dr. Richard Davis. He will be working as part of a team led by Dr. Klaas Kraay from Ryerson University, and includes Dr. Myron Penner from Trinity Western University. They will be investigating the question: “What difference would – or does – God’s existence make to the overall value of the world?” Dr. Davis’ own project description is entitled “Theism and Axiological Counterpossibles.”


  • Larry Hopperton, Director of Distributed Learning Technology, is also a poet and recently released Ptolley Bay, his second book of poems.
  • Early reviews are strong for Old Testament Theology: Divine Call and Human Response by Dr. John Kessler, Professor of Old Testament. The hope is that this book, published by Baylor University Press, will become a highly regarded Old Testament text in theological schools worldwide.
  • Dr. Dennis Ngien, Professor of Systematic Theology, has agreed to continue in his role as Director of the ThM program for another 3 years. Under Dr. Ngien’s leadership this advanced degree program continues to attract interest as he meets with prospective students.
  • After a worldwide search, Bethel Bible Seminary in Hong Kong chose Dr. Vincent Poon to teach the course “Sexuality and Family Development”. This Professor of Counselling had 50 students attend his class.
  • Adding to the global impact of Tyndale’s faculty, Dr. Rob Shaughnessy, Director of the Internship Program and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry, taught a 3-week course at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India.
  • Associate Professor of Christian Education and Formation, Dr. Yau Man Siew, had an article published in the Spring 2013 volume of the Christian Education Journal. Entitled “Pastor as Shepherd-Teacher: Insiders’ Stories of Pastoral and Educational Imagination,” the article is part of a larger ethnographic study that he conducted on his sabbatical.

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