Tamsen Murray Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Educational Effectiveness; Professor of Biblical Studies

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  • Bachelor of Arts in History/Social Studies Education, University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Religious Education, Lincoln (IL) Christian Seminary [now Lincoln Christian University]
  • Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership, Regent University


  • Hope International University, Associate VP for Educational Effectiveness (July 2010 to present)
  • Azusa Pacific University, Executive Director, Office of Christian Leadership and Vocation; various adjunct teaching assignments (August 2003 to June 2010)
  • Hope International University, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and other assignments (July 1985 to July 2003)
  • Intermountain Bible College, Academic Dean and other assignments (August 1978 to June 1985)
  • South Shores Christian Church, Director of Christian Education (October 1974 to March 1978)


  • BIB1325, History and Literature of Ancient Israel
  • LDR3100, Leadership Skills
  • BIB3115 – Literary Exegesis and Analysis


  • Ministry Team Leader for Adult Education and Bible School Teacher, Anaheim First Christian Church
  • Board of Directors, My Safe Harbor, Inc., Anaheim, CA
  • Chair of US Advisory Board for Lakeview Bible College and Seminary, Chennai INDIA
  • Member, Christians for Biblical Equality
  • Member, Alumni Associations for University of Oklahoma and Lincoln Christian University


  • Effective leadership strategies for multi-cultural and multi-generational churches
  • “Exegeting” Culture
  • Leadership Development
  • Women in Leadership


  • Articles on “Intermountain Bible College” and “Erskine E. Scates” in The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. Eerdmans, 2004.
  • Co-author, article on “Azusa Pacific University” in Founded by Friends: The Quaker Heritage of Fifteen American Colleges and Universities. Scarecrow Press, 2007.
  • Book reviews of Neither Poverty nor Riches and Women Leaders and the Church for the Stone-Campbell Journal, 2000.


  • Leadership and Administration – course taught at Lakeview Bible College and Seminary (Chennai, India) in January 2012
  • Presentation on Azusa Pacific University for Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists in June 2010
  • Co-presenter on “Embracing the Legacy of APU’s Founding Mothers” for Common Day of Learning, Azusa Pacific University in March 2010
  • Co-presenter on “Faith Integration at Azusa Pacific University” for Lilly Endowment’s Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation Conference in February 2007
  • “Check Your Theology” workshops at National Church Music Conference in April 2006
  • Old Testament History – course taught at Tavriski Christian Institute (Kherson, Ukraine) in October 1998
  • Church History – course taught at Tavriski Christian Institute (Kherson, Ukraine) in June 1998
  • “God’s New Age for a Fragmented World” – Bible study on Colossians at North American Christian Convention in July 1993


Participating in the music ministry at Anaheim First Christian Church; cheering for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City Thunder, and other assorted sports teams; taking care of my Scottish Terrier, Mason; and, best of all, watching my six grand-nieces and grand-nephews grow up.


My personal mission statement is this: To seek the Kingdom of God first in every endeavor, both personally and professionally — to live life without regrets.

My guiding Scripture: Matthew 6.33