James Randall Wallace, Ph.D.

Regional Center Director of Business Programs - Bakersfield
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Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Regent University, Virginia Beach
M.A., Human Resource Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
B.A., Religious Education, Trinity College, New Port Richey, Florida

Share why you teach at FPU

It’s all about Yeast. Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman who kneaded yeast into dough. I want to see the “yeastiness” of the Kingdom made real in the lives of students and professionals as they learn to take the transformative power of the Kingdom and work it into every aspect of their lives and work. I want to empower students to live out Kingdom of God principles in a way that presents a new, prophetic way of living and working in the world. As they are transformed by the renewing of their minds, they in turn transform their communities and workplaces. 

Scholarly Interests

  • Leadership in at-risk communities
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • The intersection of faith and business
  • Impact of worldview on leadership praxis
  • Creative approaches to poverty alleviation
  • Mobilizing families to live out the Kingdom of God in their daily lives

Professional and Service Experience

  • President, Mustard Seeds and Mountains, Inc., 1992-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Education Program, Azisa Pacific University, 1985-1992
  • Director of Undergraduate Access Program, Learning Support Services, University of Southern California, 1990-1992
  • Counselor in Student Athlete Academic Services, University of Southern Calfiornia, 1987-1990
  • Academic Review Counselor, Academic Review Department, University of Southern California, 1985-1987
  • Ran a mission in Appalachia, in one of the country’s poorest counties, for 20 years.
  • Oversaw a program for underprepared students at the University of Southern California. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • International Leadership Association
  • Chrisitan Community Development Association

Publications and Presentations

  • Mission as Life: Making the Kingdom of God Your Family's Passion, Xulon Press, 2010
  • "Leadership in At-Risk Communities," in Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership, 2008
  • "Servant Leadership. A Worldview Perspective," in the International Journal of Leadership Studies, 2008
  • Modeling Change in Grassroots and Formal Organizations: Integrating the Models Presented by Lewin, Action, and Bandura, 2004