Special Advisors to the President

  • Andrew Barton
    Special Assistant to the Office of the President
    Phone: (626) 857-2460

    Andrew Barton supports President Jon R. Wallace, DBA, and the Office of the President in delivering on the strategic and day-to-day goals of Azusa Pacific University. He has held leadership roles in a number of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, within the fields of fundraising, online education, and youth ministry. Andrew joined Azusa Pacific in 2007, attracted by the university’s mission to equip students to be difference makers. Andrew has earned degrees in criminology, economics, and business administration, and is a doctoral student in the field of organizational leadership.

    • Kimberly B.W. Denu, Ph.D., MSW
      Special Advisor to the President
      Phone: (626) 815-2040

      Kimberly B.W. Denu, Ph.D., is a Fulbright alumna to South Africa. She has published works in the areas of African American issues, women and family matters, welfare reform, and international relations. Denu, an ordained minister, continues to speak and do ministry in the greater Los Angeles area, as well as participate in ongoing ministry throughout the world.

      With degrees in sociology and social work, her teaching areas include ethics, comparative family systems, and leadership. In addition to her professorship in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL, she serves as special advisor to the president and provost.

      • John S. Park, Ph.D.
        Special Advisor to the President
        Phone: (626) 815-5334
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        In the beginning of my career at APU, I was drawn in by the university’s motto, God First. This motto has unceasingly motivated and encouraged me to love the school’s mission for Kingdom ministry. I’ve found that for those of us at APU, whether we teach, serve, study, or support—be it at a local, national, or international level—we all strive for God First excellence in our Christian life. I pray that God’s name will be abundantly honored and glorified through me and the rest of the advancement team’s ministry.

        In 1997, John began his teaching career as assistant professor in theology and ethics at APU, soon becoming the Asian Program director in the School of Theology. In 2001, he instituted the university’s Los Angeles Regional Center. After working as executive director for six years, he was asked to serve as special advisor to the president. He is also a scholar in 18th- and 19th-century German theology and ethics.