Russ Wills: Curriculum Vitae
Russ Wills

327 Haven Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
973-879-9281
russwills@gmail.com
http://www.russwills.com

Education
Academy of Art University
Master of Fine Art
December, 2015

Drew Theological School
Master of Divinity
May, 2005

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
BA in Fine Art
Minor in Mathematics
June, 1995

Artistic Experience

Photographic Learning Center, Mill Valley, CA (September 9, 2017 to November 22, 2017)
Overlook Hospital, Bouras Auditorium, Summit, NJ (July 29, 2017 to October 7, 2017)
Juror for Gallery 14, 8th National Juried Photographic Exhibit (2017)
Juror for Raratin Photographic Society, (May 2017)
City Without Walls, Newark, NJ (January 19, 2017 to March 18, 2017)
1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ (March 26 to April 24, 2016) (Group show with NJPF)
Better World Market, Somerset, NJ (September 26, 2015)
Johnson & Johnson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ (April 20 to June 5, 2015) (Group show with CIVA)
Darkroom Gallery, Vermont (February 26 to March 22, 2015) (Part of the Lines exhibition)
All Angels Gallery, New York City, NY (October 10 to November 17, 2015) (Group show with NJPF)
Pillar College, Student Chapel (October 2, 2015)
Pillar College, Somerset NJ (ongoing display)
Soho Photo, New York City, NY (one night group show)
Gravity Arts Initiatives, Dunellen Street Fair, Dunellen, NJ (September 8, 2013) (with Gravity)

Books

Photography Basics (2014 Draft). Self Published, 2014.
The Art of Shalom. 210 pages. Self Published, 2012.

Articles

Bread and Wine: Are We Missing the Point?
What Is the Gospel?
The Hippo Peed on the Carpet
On Evangelicals, Orthodoxy and the End of the World
Scripture and Homosexuality
Hail, Mary
Balance and the Infamous Pendulum
2005 Holiday Light Spectacular
Merry Christmas, Dammit!

Music Recordings

Remains of Eden. Audio CD. 2000.
Before the Fall. Audio Cassette. 1995.

Lectures

Pillar College Student Retreat (March 18-20, 2016)
Pillar College Student Retreat (March 27-29, 2015)
Artist Talk at All Angels Church (November 10, 2014)
"The Well" at Evangel Church (July 20, 2014)
Pillar College Youth Pastors Event (May 20, 2014)
Pillar College Faculty Symposium (May 1, 2014)
Pillar College Student Retreat (March 7-9, 2014)
Pillar College Student Chapel (October 9, 2013)
First Baptist Church of Union, NJ (multiple dates)
Living Stones Church, Somerville, NJ (Bilingual congregation, multiple dates)
Roseland Presbyterian Church, Roseland, NJ (multiple dates)
East Brunswick Baptist Church, NJ
CrossPointe Church, Princeton, NJ (multiple dates)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (The College of NJ and Rutgers University)

Teaching Experience
Pillar College (formerly Somerset Christian College)
Full-Time (Assistant Professor): July 2006 to present
Adjunct: January, 2005 to June 2006

Nyack College
Adjunct: September 2007 to June 2010

Courses Taught

Introduction to Digital Photography *
Introduction to Innovation and Creativity *
Storytelling *
Worldviews for Communications
Media, Technology and Society *
Website Design and Development
CAPStone IV: Engaging Culture
Creative Ministry
Media and Worship
Spiritual Foundations
Old Testament Survey
The Pentateuch
Historical Books of the Old Testament *
The Major Prophets *
The Minor Prophets *
New Testament Survey
The Book of Romans
General Epistles *

* Created the course curriculum

 

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