Dr. Daniel Russ is the Director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. 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.
At CCS he works to further its mission of facilitating Christian scholarship that will gain a hearing in the larger academy and have an impact on the church and the broader culture. From 2002-2003 he was the Executive Director of Christians in the Visual Arts at Gordon College, where the CIVA office is housed.
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 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, was published in 2008.
He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Evansville, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M.A. in English from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in Literature and Psychology from the University of Dallas. Dan and his wife Kathy have four grown children and live in Danvers, Massachusetts.