Jonathan S. Raymond

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Jonathan S. Raymond is the current President of Trinity Western University. Taking over from his predecessor Dr. R. Neil Snider in 2006, making him the third President in Trinity Western University's history.[1]

He earned his PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology and Masters of Art in Social Psychology from the University of Kentucky, in 1975 and 1972 respectively. He earned his Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Asbury College in 1970. His doctoral research was conducted in Lima, Peru in the fall of 1973. He taught psychology as a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky in the Spring and Fall of 1974 and was a lecturer in psychology for the University of Maryland in Germany in 1975-1976. From Fall 1976 through the fall of 1979, he taught on the faculty of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. From January 1980 to November 1981, he served on the faculty of psychology at the University of Hawaii and from November 1981 to August 1990, he was appointed to the faculty of the graduate school of public health at the University of Hawaii earning the rank of full professor with tenure. During that time, he served as the Director of the International Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research at the University of Hawaii and Principal Investigator for the U.S. Congressional study of health care in the American Pacific. He helped to found the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health and the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. He was also awarded a medal from the Royal Family of Thailand for contributions to the health of the people of Thailand and Asia. In August 1990, he was appointed Dean of the Faculty (Chief Academic Officer)of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. In January 1994, he was appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs at Greenville College (Illinois) and in 1998 became the co-editor of the The Salvation Army's scholarly journal of theology and ministry, Word & Deed In July 1999, he became the President of William and Catherine Booth College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada until July 2006 when he began work at the President of Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

He serves on The Salvation Army's International Doctrine Council and The Salvation Army Vancouver Advisory Board. His most recent publication is a book entitled Called to a Higher Purpose.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to R. Irene Raymond, who teaches Spanish at Trinity Western University, and has two children, Micah (born in Hawaii in 1980) and Aaron (born in Hawaii in 1982).


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