Anthony L. Blair, Ph.D., D.Min.
President and Dean of the Faculty (2011)
Professor of the History of Christianity and Leadership (2011)
Ph.D., Temple University; D.Min, George Fox Evangelical Seminary; M.A.R., Evangelical Seminary; M.A. Shippensburg University; Master of Christian Ministries, Huntington University; B.A., Messiah College
Tony Blair has served simultaneously in both the academy and the church for the past two decades. He began pastoral ministry with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1985 and serves today as a senior pastor of Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He has worked as a staff member, faculty member, and administrator in higher education since 1994, most recently as Professor of Leadership Studies and Dean of the Campolo College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Eastern University.
Tony has authored or co-authored several books, including Leading Missional Change: Move Your Congregation from Resistant to Re-Energized (2012, with Paul J. Dunbar), Church and Academy in Harmony: Models of Collaboration for the Twenty-First Century (2010), Fire Across the Water: Transatlantic Dimensions of the Eighteenth Century Presbyterian Revivals (2010), Minimizing the Stress of Adult Accelerated Education (2009, with Mary Boylston). He has also had articles published in a variety of academic journals, including The Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion; Psychology of Religion and Spirituality; Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction; Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, Theology Today, Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Presbyterian History Journal, Annals of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania History, Journal of United Brethren History and Life, Evangelical Journal, Prism, Perspectives on Science and the Christian Faith, and other venues.
Tony is a current or past member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the International Leadership Association, the American Academy of Religion, the Academy of Management, the American Scientific Affiliation, and the Academy of Religious Leadership. He has presented frequently at academic and professional conferences, and has occasional opportunity to lead seminars or workshops.
Tony and his wife Carol reside in Lititz, Pennsylvania. They have two daughters, Rachel and Alia.