Provost and Senior Vice President, Biola University
Dr. David Nystrom began his tenure as Provost and Senior Vice President at Biola University in August 2010, after serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs at William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif., where he served since 2005. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at North Park University and North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, where he served as professor and chair of biblical and theological studies and Director of the Institute for Christian Studies. He has also taught at Fuller Theological Seminary in an adjunct capacity, where he received his M.Div., and the University of California at Davis, where he received his B.A. and Ph.D.
Nystrom's academic background includes expertise in Roman history and the history of Christianity. An award-winning teacher, sought-after speaker, published scholar and effective administrator, Nystrom was viewed as highly qualified to meet the diverse array of challenges that come with the top academic post at a nationally ranked Christian university.
Dr. Nystrom has been married to his wife, Kristina, for 28 years and they have an 11-year-old daughter, Annika.