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- Meet the Faculty: Lu Ruan, Ph.D.“Computer technology has changed the way we live, work, and play,” says Lu Ruan, PhD. As an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at Azusa Pacific University, she enjoys challenging students to think creatively about how they can improve technology to solve problems and positively impact society. Ruan brings vast experience in the industry, having conducted research in optical networks, Internet topology, Internet routing, and content delivery networks. She has published nearly 50 papers in leading networking conferences and journals and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. She is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
- Meet the Faculty: André Villeneuve, Ph.D.As an assistant professor in Azusa Pacific University’s Honors College, André Villeneuve, PhD, hopes to help students discover God’s plan for their lives through study of the Bible and the Great Works. Villeneuve is passionate about the power of Scripture to transform lives, the Jewish roots of the Christian faith, leading pilgrimages and study groups to Israel, and fostering the reconciliation of Israel and the Church. He is the author of Nuptial Symbolism in Second Temple Writings, the New Testament, and Rabbinic Literature.
- Meet the Faculty: Martin Rodriguez, Ph.D.As an assistant professor of practical theology at Azusa Pacific University, Martin Rodriguez, Ph.D., is passionate about creating spaces in the classroom, in churches, and in communities that foster learning, conversation, and hospitality. He desires to help equip leaders who think deeply about our context, culture, stories, and Scripture as they impact communities and develop disciples. Martin’s research interests lay at the intersection of postcolonial hybridity theory and late-modern leadership theories. He is working on a book about missional leadership practices that honor God’s agency and the agency of cultural others in the midst of cultural pluralism and power asymmetries.
- Meet the Faculty: Todd Pheifer, Ed.D.Todd Pheifer, EdD, finds excitement in the endless possibilities and applications that exist within the business world. As an assistant professor in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Business and Management, he challenges students to think critically about what we can learn from past leaders and thinkers while seeking to bring change for the future. Pheifer teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of business ethics, organizational behavior, and leadership development. He is the author of Business Ethics: The Search for an Elusive Idea.
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