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Todd C. Ream

Teacher, Author, & Publisher


Born and raised in Southern California, Todd C. Ream serves at Indiana Wesleyan University as Professor of Humanities, Executive Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship, and as Senior Fellow for Programming for the Lumen Research Institute. 

He also serves as the Senior Fellow for Public Engagement for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and as the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review

Previously, he served on college and university campuses in residence life, student support services, honors programs, and as a chief student development officer. 

As the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review, Todd hosts the weekly “Saturdays at Seven” conversation series with “Christian thought leaders about the academic vocation and the relationship that vocation shares with the Church.” 

Todd is the author or editor of 19 books and is presently working on a book concerning the academic vocation and a series of books concerning Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.

Todd has also contributed over 190 articles, editorials, interviews, and reviews to a wide variety of journals, magazines, and newspapers including: About Campus; America; Christianity Today; Crux; First Things; the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette; the Hedgehog Review; the Heythrop Journal; Inside Higher Ed; Modern Theology; the National Catholic Reporter; New Blackfriars; Notre Dame Magazine; the Review of Higher Education; and Teachers College Record.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Appointments

Professor of Humanities and Executive Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship (2023– )

Indiana Wesleyan University

Senior Fellow for Programming (2016– )

Lumen Research Institute

Publisher (2019– )

Christian Scholar’s Review

Senior Fellow for Public Engagement (2022– )

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Previous Professional Appointments

Professor of Higher Education (2013–2022)

Taylor University

Various Roles (2004–2013)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Senior Scholar for Faith and Scholarship (2010–2013)

Associate Director of the John Wesley Honors College (2007–2010)

Director of the Center for Student Success (2004–2007)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2002–2004)

Baylor University

Dean of Students (2000–2002)

Oklahoma Baptist University

Witmer Residence Director and Lecturer in Historical Theology (1996–2000)

Messiah College


The Pennsylvania State University

Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education, 2001

Duke University Divinity School

Master of Divinity, 1996

Baylor University

Bachelor of Arts in Religion, 1993

Recent Teaching

  • HED 585: Internship II
  • HED 592: Internship I
  • HED 610: Spiritual Formation
  • HED 650: Leadership
  • HNR 225: Honors Colloquium
  • HNR 270a: Food, Faith, & Culture
  • HNR 270b: Millennials and the Church
  • HNR 270c: Life Together: Theories and Practices of Community

Academic Service

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education, Higher Education Report Series Editorial Board Member (2014 – 2017)
  • Christian Higher Education, Editorial Board Member (2006 – 2008, 2019 – Present)
  • Christian Higher Education, Co-Book Review Editor (2008 – 2019)
  • Christian Scholar’s Review, Co-Book Review Editor (2009 – 2016)
  • Council for Christian Colleges and University, Research Council Member (2016 – 2020)
  • Duke University Divinity School, Alumni Network for Student Recruitment (2002 – 2008)
  • Duke University Divinity School, Class Officer for the Annual Fund (2006 – 2007)
  • Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, Book Review Editor (2002 – 2009)
  • Innovative Higher Education, Editorial Review Board Member (2021)
  • Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal, Editorial Advisory Board Member (2008 – Present)