Dr. Shelton is the Professor of Theology and Chair of the Department of Christian Studies and Philosophy at Asbury University. He has worked in higher education for twenty years at four Christian colleges, serving as professor and as academic dean. He holds the Ph.D. in historical theology centered in early Christianity. His areas of interest include the early church in Rome, patristic exegesis, martyrdom, and Italian religious history. He has led several study tours in Europe, finding on-site experiences to be one of the best ways for students to grasp the significance of history. These have included Luther in Germany, Bonhoeffer in Berlin, the Renaissance in Florence, the early church in Rome, and the Holocaust in Poland. Brian spent ten years in biology research, recently leading a medical and sustainable development mission experience to Honduras. He is a CCCU Leadership Development Institute Fellow and a Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellow. He serves on boards with Honduras Outreach International, Phōs Abroad, and the Manchester Wesley Research Centre.