John E. Mulford

Center Director, John Mulford, has been uniquely prepared by God to lead this effort. The seed was planted more than 35 years ago in bachelor’s and PhD programs that focused on economic development. It was watered over the last 23 years at Regent through studying what the Bible says about business, observing the superiority of markets over government planning, and exposure to world missions through Regent and CBN.

His enduring passion for economic development for the disadvantaged now coincides with the awakening of business people to opportunities for business as mission. In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, Leigh Ann, and eight kids, cycling on his road bike, and international traveling. Learn more about Dr. Mulford in an exclusive interview, here.

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  • Cornell University, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
  • Brown University, B.S. in Engineering, Magna Cum Laude
Areas of Expertise
  • Servant leadership
  • Industry analysis and strategy
  • Business ethics
  • Statistics, economics, and management science
Research and Publications
  • Christian view of cooperation and competition in business
  • Cases and course materials on ethical issues in business
  • The Word on Management, co-authored with Bruce Winston, JKO Publishing, 1996 (Contact RCE to purchase)
  • “Policy Models for CEO’s: A Case Study in Banking,” Interfaces
  • “To War on Poverty: A Christian Economist on the Bible and State Involvement,” Christianity Today
  • Housing Consumption in a Housing Allowance Program, Rand Corp., 1984
  • Consumption Increases Caused by Housing Assistance Programs, Rand Corp., 1982