Tim Tomlinson, Ph.D.




Prior to becoming President of Bethlehem College & Seminary in 2009, Tim was a long- time faculty member and administrator at the University of Northwestern–St. Paul. A professor of Communication, he eventually transitioned into administrative roles and was responsible for launching Northwestern’s Center for Distance Education, Graduate School, and its first international branch campus in Ecuador.

Tim has been involved in Christian higher education for over 30 years and he continues to preach and speak at churches around the world. In addition, he has served as an elder at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and has been a member there for 30 years. He and his wife Anita have one daughter, Karyn.

Academic Credentials

  • B.A., University of Iowa
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • M.A., Bethel Theological Seminary (Christian Education)
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Speech Communication)
  • Certificate, Harvard University (Education Leadership)