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Alexander Negrov named CBU Visiting Fellow

Alexander Negrov named CBU Visiting Fellow

RIVERSIDE (Aug. 16, 2012) - Dr. Alexander Negrov, former president of St. Petersburg Christian University (SPbCU) in St. Petersburg, Russia, has been named a Visiting Fellow at California Baptist University’s School of Business during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Negrov currently is dean of SPbCU’s new Graduate School of Leadership, which prepares Christian leaders in Eurasia for lives of significant purpose and service in the Church, in business and in the world of academia. At CBU, Negrov will focus on leadership studies and on researching and writing.

Negrov earned two master’s degrees in both New Testament and Old Testament at Briercrest Biblical Seminary in Canada and a Ph.D. from the University of Pretoria in the Republic of South Africa. Previously, he has served as Affiliated Scholar at John Jay Institute in Pennsylvania, Visiting Fellow at St. Vladimir Orthodox Seminary in New York and Visiting Scholar at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington.

Born in the Ukraine, Negrov is a naturalized United States citizen. His most recent book is Biblical Interpretation in the Russian Orthodox Church: A Historical and Hermeneutical Perspective. He and his wife Zena worked as missionaries in Russia for 11 years. Most recently, Zena has served at International Academy of Saint Petersburg, which provides Christian education in English to the St. Petersburg international community.

Negrov is available to speak to groups in churches, associations and conferences about opportunities for ministry in the former Soviet Union, leadership development, church planting, Christian education, mission and advancing faith in the marketplace.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Wyatt, vice president for marketing and communication, 951.343.4474.