Dr. Mark Husbands became the fifth TWU president and vice chancellor on July 1, 2019. A graduate of York University in Toronto, Husbands earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a minor in music. At the University of Toronto, he completed a master’s degree writing a thesis on the language philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger, and launched the academic journal Prolegomena. Husbands obtained his doctorate in Christian theology from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto (Toronto School of Theology).
Prior to TWU, Husbands served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa where he serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Chair of Reformed Theology and Director of the Emmaus Scholars Program at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. His experience also includes six years as Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois, and two years at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, where he taught theology and directed its extension education and summer school.