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Roger J. Huston, Ph.D.
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Roger J. Huston, Ph.D.


Dr. Roger J. Huston joined the Robertson School of Government in 2021. He is also the Dean of the School of Business and Leadership at Kentucky Christian University and the founder and principal consultant of Faith Works Consulting, a management consulting and leadership coaching company. Dr. Huston has served as the Director of Testify, a religious education nonprofit organization, and as a Youth Director and Young Adult Director at two congregations. He enjoys working with faith-based human service organizations, higher education institutions, social enterprises, and congregations. Dr. Huston is a board member of the Global City Mission Initiative and Love Thy Neighborhood. He was also previously a member of the State of Iowa Board of Athletic Training and the Des Moines Area Religious Council.

Dr. Huston graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. with Honors in Religion from Simpson College. He then earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University. Dr. Huston also holds a Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Delaware. His dissertation explored organizational paradox theory on matters related to faith-based nonprofit management, such as belonging, learning, organizing, and performance. Dr. Huston is in the process of earning an Ed.M. in Higher Education Leadership from Harvard University.

Dr. Huston has written and presented on topics such as faith and work, faith and policy, higher education leadership, and nonprofit management. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of business, computer science, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, management, marketing, political science, and public policy. His research interests include nonprofit management and leadership, organizational theory and behavior, social impact and entrepreneurship, social and education policy, religion and public policy, and religion and public life.