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Office of the Provost

Dr. Randy Richards serves as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Provost and Chief Academic Officer overseas and leads with the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs and policies.

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About Provost E. Randolph Richards

Dr. Randy Richards is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has been teaching since 1986, originally at a state university and then abroad at an Indonesian seminary.  Upon returning to the States, Dr. Richards served at two Christian universities before joining Palm Beach Atlantic University as the dean of the School of Ministry in 2006. In addition to mentoring students in advanced Greek and Greek manuscript studies, he loves training students for ministry, both domestically and internationally.  His wife Stacia has joyfully accompanied him for over forty years from jungles of Indonesia to beaches in Florida. 

Dr. Richards has authored or co-authored nearly a dozen books and dozens of scholarly articles. His newest book is "Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor and Shame in the Biblical World," co-written with Richard James, which follows a similar book, "Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible," which is approaching 100,000 English copies sold, and has been translated into four other languages. His newest article, "Did Ancients Know the Testaments were Pseudepigraphic? Implications for 2 Peter," co-written with a grad student, appears in the Bulletin for Biblical Research. Richards has an essay on “The Canon of Paul” published this year by T&T Clark. He is currently co-editing a volume on Papyri and Inscriptions and is writing an introduction to the New Testament, and is beginning a major 2-volume commentary on the Gospel of John in the Word Biblical Commentary series. Other recent books include Rediscovering Paul (2017), a popular college and seminary textbook on the Apostle Paul; A Little Book for New Bible Scholars (2017), an introduction to Biblical studies; Paul Behaving Badly (2016), a popular book on the beloved apostle; and Rediscovering Jesus (2015).

Dr. Richards is a popular lecturer, speaker and teacher, and has presented in places as diverse as Istanbul, Turkey; Kijabe, Kenya; Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, United Kingdom; Beirut, Lebanon and Kathmandu, Nepal. 

See below for more about Dr. Richards' career

 


 

contact


The Office of the Provost 
Second floor of Sachs Hall  |  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekdays |  (561) 803-2051 
 
Debbie Konynenbelt
Administrative Assistant to the Provost/Chief Academic Officer
(561) 803-2058 | debbie_konynenbelt@pba.edu
 
 
 

 


 

Education

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Professional Experience

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida
 
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida
 
Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach, Florida
 
Pruet School of Christian Studies
Ouachita Baptist University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
 
Pruet School of Christian Studies
Ouachita Baptist University
 
Pruet School of Christian Studies
Ouachita Baptist University
 
Williams Baptist College
College City, Arkansas
 

Williams Baptist College                                                                

Indonesia Graduate School of Theology, Manado, Indonesia.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas.

Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, Indonesia.

Indonesia Theological College, Manado, Indonesia.

Tarrant County Community College, NW, Texas.

School for Science and Engineering Professions, Texas.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Texas.

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Presentations and Publications by Invitation

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