Dr. Todd C. Ream

Todd Ream

Professor of Higher Education

Office Location: Ayres 114
Phone: (765) 998-4399
Email: tdream@taylor.edu

Specialties: The Liberal Arts College, Small-College Athletics, The Practice of Scholarship


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Todd C. Ream

Higher Education Program
Taylor University
236 W. Reade Ave.  
Upland, IN  46989  USA

765.998.4399 (Telephone)
765.998.4577 (Facsimile)



Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education, 2001
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Master of Divinity, 1996
Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts in Religion, 1993
Baylor University, Waco, Texas



Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (2013 - Present)

Professor of Higher Education
Teach courses in the graduate program in higher education and advise student thesis projects.

Co-Series Editor, “Explorations of College Athletics” (2015)
Coordinate the publication of a series of books exploring a variety of dimensions of college athletics with a particular focus on small-college or NCAA DIII athletics.

Service to the University

  • Institutional Review Board

Baylor University, Waco, Texas (2011 - Present)

Research Fellow, Institute for Studies of Religion
Serve as a non-residential research fellow for an institute that initiates, supports, and conducts research on religion by involving scholars and projects spanning any number of scholarly disciplines.

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana (2004 - 2013)

Senior Scholar for Faith and Scholarship (2010 – 2013)
Teach courses in the humanities for students in the John Wesley Honors College,
particularly interdisciplinary courses drawing upon history, philosophy, and theology. Coordinate the university’s program to recruit and welcome visiting scholars to the campus. Faculty Rank: Associate Professor of Humanities

Associate Director of the John Wesley Honors College (2007 - 2010)
Taught courses in the humanities for students in the John Wesley Honors College, particularly courses in philosophy, theology, and research methods. As Associate Director of the Honors College, work to create collaborative research relationships between students and faculty. Beyond particular research projects, such efforts also include coordinating mentoring programs, reading groups, and directing public lectures such as the Athens and Jerusalem Seminar, the Principium Faculty Lectures Series, the President’s Author Series, and The Aldersgate Prize in Christian Scholarship.

Director of The Aldersgate Center (2004 - 2007)
Led and directed the center and the programs it provided for members of the campus
community. Programs included academic support and enrichment, clinical counseling,
disability services, and testing services. In addition to these programs, the center also
housed a grant from the United States Department of Education that provided
support and mentoring for first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities.

Service to the University

  • Academic Petitions and Policies Committee
  • Scholarship Council (Executive Committee) 

Baylor University, Waco, Texas (2002 - 2004)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow / Assistant Visiting Professor
Served as a member of the faculty in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Administration. Developed and implemented courses in educational philosophy for undergraduate students in teacher education. Developed and implemented courses for graduate students (master’s and doctoral) in higher education.

Service to the University

  • Baylor Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Network
  • Graduate Core Curriculum Committee

Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma (2000 - 2002)

Dean of Students
Led and directed the student affairs division of the University. Direct responsibilities included crisis response and intervention, leadership programs, moral development, orientation, retention, and service-learning. Supervisory responsibilities included career services, disability services, mental and physical health care services, residence life, student activities, and testing services. Represented the University to members of the Board of Trustees serving on the Student Affairs Committee.

Service to the University

  • Committee on Committee Appointments
  • Executive Cabinet
  • Finance and Facilities Council
  • Planning and Analysis Committee
  • Student Development Committee
  • Student Success Council, Chair

Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania (1996 - 2000)

Witmer Residence Director
Provided educational opportunities for 300 male and female students through an appointment in the Division of Student Affairs. Selected, trained, and led a staff of eight Resident Assistants. Oversaw the development and management of budgets relevant to the daily operations of the Witmer Residence.

Lecturer in Historical Theology
Developed and implemented courses for first-year and second-year students in historical theology and Biblical theology through an appointment in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. Supervised and advised independent study projects in areas relating to the presence and role of theology in higher education.

Service to the College

  • General Education Committee
  • Institutional Review Board
  • Presidential Scholars Lecture Committee



Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (2013 - Present)

Courses Taught:
HED 592: Internship
HED 610: Spiritual Formation
HED 650: Leadership
IAS 225: Honors Colloquium

Thesis Projects Supervised:

Jordan Thomas Bolte, “South Korean International Students: How They Understand Integration,” April 27, 2015. 

Joshua Paul Riedel, “A Faith That Endures? An Exploration of the Perceived Influence of Parental Control and Responsiveness on Spiritual Change of College Students,” March 16, 2015.

Hannah Marie Adderley, “A Culture that Aspires, a Culture that Inspires: A Case Study Analysis of the Calvin College Philosophy Department,” November 9, 2014.

Stephen Aaron Morrison, “Motivational Factors that Influence Non-Mandatory Chapel Attendance at a Small, Faith-Based Institution in the Midwest,” May 2, 2014.

Cody Justin Lloyd, “The Impact of a Student’s Attachment to God on College Adjustment,” February 22, 2013.

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana (2004 – 2013)

Courses Taught:
HNR 175: What is Beauty?
PHL 180: Honors Humanities Philosophy
HNR 350: Honors Research Seminar
HNR 310: Honors Tutorial—The Religious and Social History of the 1960s
HNR 310: Honors Tutorial—Justice unto All Peoples

Baylor University, Waco, Texas (2002 - 2004)

Courses Taught:
EDA 5374: Moral and Faith Development in College Students
EDA 5378: Special Problems in Student Services Administration—Capstone Course
EDA 5389: Student Services Administration
EDA 5V95: Faith and Reason in Educational Thought and Practice
TED 2380: Educational Thought in the Western World
TED 2381: American Educational Thought

Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania (1996 - 2000)

Courses Taught:
BIL 106: Introduction to Biblical Studies
RET 244: Introduction to the History of Christianity



To the Academy

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education, Higher Education Report Series Editorial Board Member (2014 – Present)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education, Program Proposal Reviewer for the Contexts and Foundations Subject Area (2003 - 2006, 2010 - 2012)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education, Program Proposal Reviewer for the Faculty Subject Area (2004)
  • Christian Higher Education, Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Christian Higher Education, Co-Book Review Editor with Perry L. Glanzer (2008 - 2016)
  • Christian Scholar’s Review, Co-Book Review Editor with Perry L. Glanzer (2009 - 2016)
  • Educational Philosophy and Theory, External Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, Book Review Editor (2002 - 2009)
  • Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal, Editorial Advisory Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Education and Christian Belief, External Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Historical Sociology, External Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Philosophia, External Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • SUNY Press, Manuscript Reviewer (2013 – Present)
  • Teachers College Record, External Reviewer (2002 - Present)

To the Community

  • Abilene Christian University, Member of the Board of Visitors for Graduate Studies in Education (2009 - 2013)
  • Bigfork Summer Playhouse, House Manager (2012 - Present)
  • Duke University Divinity School, Alumni Network for Student Recruitment (2002 -  2008)
  • Duke University Divinity School, Class Officer for the Annual Fund (2006 & 2007)
  • Eastern Howard School Corporation, Parent Advisory Committee (2011 - 2015)
  • Eastern Howard School Corporation, Third Millennium Building Corporation (2012 -  2015)
  • The Greentown Grapevine, Contribute a Monthly Column Entitled “All Eyes on Eastern [Eastern Howard School Corporation]” (2010 - 2015)
  • Greentown Youth Soccer Club, Coach (2008 - 2011)
  • Upward Soccer, Coach (2006 - 2007)
  • Upward Basketball, Referee (2013)



  • Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
  • North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

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