Dr. Howard Woodruff

Dean of the School of Community Ministry
Professor of Disaster & Crisis Response
Crisis Preparation & Intervention Specialist
International experience:
  • India
  • United States


Doctor of Ministry, Health and Spirituality, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington D.C.
Master of Divinity, Palmer Theological Seminary, St. Davids, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Religion. Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA


Dr. Howard Woodruff has been appointed as the Dean of the School of Community Ministry. He also serves as the Professor of Crisis and Disaster Management. Dr. Woodruff is a Certified Master Chaplain/Trauma Expert by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, a Certified LIfe Coach, is an experienced Chaplain serving the Public Service Sector and a pastoral counselor who has assisted in national and international tragedies such as the Flight 800 tragedy, the 9-11 attacks in New York City, superstorm Katrina, and the Tsunami in India in 2004. He serves as a Regional Manager for the NorthCentral (PA) Task Force as a certified Incident Stress Debriefer, as the departmental chaplain for Centre LifeLink Emergency Services, and as a Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain. As an entrepreneur he established a nationwide consulting firm specializing in the development of emergency services systems. He has also served as a senior pastor, chief operating officer for an ambulance service, a director of business development and outreach services for a hospital, and a staff paramedic/instructor at a hospital. Dr. Woodruff completed a Master of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary (formerly Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary), and a Doctor of Ministry in Health and Spirituality from Wesley Theological Seminary. He and his family live in Pennsylvania. 

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