Academics - Wed, Jul. 29, 2015

Faculty Spotlight:  Dr. Richard Heyduck

Dr. Richard Heyduck, Assistant Professor of Religion, is the recipient of the Exemplary Faculty Member of the Year Award.  Get to know Dr. Heyduck in this faculty spotlight.

Name:  Richard Heyduck

Title:  Assistant Professor of Religion

Credentials: Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Seminary; Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Research subjects/Interest:  My primary research interests lie in the intersection of ecclesiology, philosophy, culture, and history

Fall 2015 Courses:  Survey of Religion and Philosophy and New Testament Exegesis

Office Phone: (903) 927-3348 

Office e-mail: [email protected]

Office Location:  Thirkield Hall, Room 111

  • Where did you attend College?  Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
  • What was your first job in Academia?  Adjunct at Azusa Pacific University
  • What was your very first job?   Working the grill at McDonald's
  • Each Day I  Ask too many questions.
  • I teach because:  Two main reasons: 1) I can't help it. 2) I love the students.
  • Why Wiley? Wiley was willing to give me  a chance.
  • What are you reading right now?  Because I have a short attention span, I usually read several at once.  Here are some I'm reading now: "Inductive Bible Study,""The Road to Character," " Lying:  An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity," and  "Our Kids"
  • What song is stuck in your head? Charles Wesley's "And Can It Be?"
  • Classroom Motto: "The more you learn, the less you know."
  • Best advice you share with your students on persistence:  "The worst thing that can happen is you might be wrong.  That's a pretty low price; so try anyway."
  • What/Who is your favorite:

Author – N.T. Wright

Hero/Heroine – John Wesley

Poem – "Staying Power" by Jeanne Murray Walker

Scripture – 1 Corinthians 9:16

Movie Genre- Action/Adventure

Bookstore – The Archives

Snack – Pop-Tarts(Brown Sugar Cinnamon or Blueberry)