ESI Fellow Prof. Richard Riss


Richard Riss, Ph.D. is a fellow of the ESI Society and the United Sigma Intelligence Association. Dr. Riss is Professor of History and Director of Academic Assessment, and Chair in Education at Pillar College (formerly known as Somerset Christian College), Newark, NJ. He is the author of several books, including The Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Minneapolis, Minn.: Bethany House Publishers, 1977) and A Survey of Twentieth Century Revival Movements in North America (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 1988). He has contributed over forty articles to four different encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005) and has written articles for numerous periodicals, including Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies and Wesleyan Theological Journal. He has been listed in Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He has taught at Zarephath Bible Institute, Chicago Bible College and Christian Life College in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester, a Master of Christian Studies degree from Regent College in Vancouver, an M.A. in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. degree from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Riss is a member of the Epimetheus Society.