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Richard M. Riss, M.C.S., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Richard M. Riss is Associate Dean of Traditional Undergraduate Programs, Professor of History & Biblical Studies, Chair of General Education, and Director of Academic Assessment at Pillar College. He is the author of several books, including The Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (1977), The Latter Rain Movement of 1948 and the Mid-Twentieth Century Evangelical Awakening (1987), A Survey of Twentieth Century Revival Movements in North America (1988), and Images of Revival (1997), and is a contributor of articles in The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, The Encyclopedia of Hanoverian England, The Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, and The Library of Christian Worship.  He is listed in Contemporary Authors and Marquis Who’s Who, and is a member of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, the Conference on Faith and History, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Society of Church History, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.  A recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, he was named a Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional.  He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester, a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver, an M.A. in Church History from Trinity Divinity School, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Drew University.

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