Dr. Daniel Russ has served as Professor of English at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he also served as Academic Dean and the Director of the Center for Christian Studies. From 2002–2003 he was the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts at Gordon College, where the CIVA office is housed.
A regular Trinity Forum Moderator, he was project director for the curriculum Children of Prometheus: Technology and the Good Life, has written forewords for Trinity Forum Readings, served as a resource scholar for other Trinity Forum curriculum projects, and has been editor of the online Provocations journal. He was named a Senior Fellow in 2005.
Dan was Headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy, a K–12 College Preparatory School in Dallas, Texas, from 1994–2002. He is a Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, where he served as Managing Director and faculty member for five years. There he founded Studies in Leadership, a program that affords business, professional, and civic leaders the opportunity to re-vision their leadership in light of the wisdom of the classics. Dr. Russ has contributed to a number of books on classics, biblical studies, and cultural leadership, including The Terrain of Comedy, The Epic Cosmos, Classic Texts and the Nature of Authority, Invitation to the Classics, and an essay on the Book of Job to The Tragic Abyss. Dan’s book, Flesh-and-Blood Jesus: Learning to Be Fully Human from the Son of Man, originally published in 2008, was published in a second expanded edition in 2013 by Cascade Books.
He holds a BA in English from the University of Evansville, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, an MA in English from the University of Dallas, and a PhD in Literature and Psychology from the University of Dallas. Dan and his wife Kathy have four grown children and live in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Related Trinity Forum Readings
“The Lost Tools of Learning” by Dorothy Sayers, featuring an original introduction by Daniel Russ
“The Machine Stops” by E. M. Forester, featuring an original introduction by Daniel Russ
Selected Publications and Scholarly Work