Dr. Justin Tilghman (PhD, Columbia International University) is an author and professor in eastern North Carolina. His research interests involve the intersections of theology, philosophy, sociology, and psychology with one’s personal leadership development. He serves as a Dean in the NC Community College system, a professor of leadership at Carolina College of Biblical Studies, and on the board of directors for Hope Preparatory School. He also teaches courses on biblical/theological studies, leadership development, evangelism, and world missions around the area. His written work has been featured by the International Association of Emergency Managers BulletinBlogos, GotQuestions.org, and Rooted Ministry.

He has reviewed and co-authored textbooks, articles, and popular-level work in the areas of public health, public safety, education, and theology. He also serves as a peer reviewer for various academic journals in the areas of education, leadership, and theology.

He is a member of several organizations focused on education, leadership, theology, and philosophy including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Association of Emergency Managers, the North Carolina Association of Emergency Managers, and the National Association of EMS Educators.

You can easily find him enjoying a good cup of coffee and always willing to have a deep conversation. He lives in Eastern North Carolina with his wife, Ellen, and their son, John William.