Marcus N. Tanner, Ph.D. - Program Director: Integrative Studies
My family and I live in Lubbock, TX. I have a 12 year old daughter and a 5 year old son. My wife and I spent 13 years in full-time ministry in West Texas, Arizona, and East Texas before starting a non-profit organization that provides PastorCare to ministry families. As we were starting HealingChoice, we also decided to move to Lubbock where I completed my Doctor of Philosophy degree at Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Studies. My research interests include; Work and Family, Health and Well-being of Ministry Families, and Work Stress.
I have been with University Studies since June, 2011. I am currently developing a new undergraduate program in Integrative Studies. I love teaching and working with students of all ages. Learning is not just an academic venture it should be a lifelong goal. I love researching ministry families, working with them, and with the churches they serve. On most weekends I am traveling and speaking to different groups about my research. As you might can tell, I don't have a lot of spare time, but when I do I like to go hunting, spend time with the family, and read.