Harold Dean Trulear

Ph.D. Harold Dean Trulear

AddressHoward University School of Divinity
1400 Shepherd Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Applied Theology, Howard University School of Divinity

B.A., Morehouse College, 1975
Ph.D., Drew University, 1983

Harold Dean Trulear, Ph.D., has served as associate professor of Applied Theology and director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Howard University School of Divinity since 2003. He currently teaches Church Music and Worship, Prophetic Ministry, Ministry and Criminal Justice, and Church and Community Studies. He is also president of GLOBE Ministries of Philadelphia, a youth and family services agency.

Prior to joining the Divinity faculty, he served as Visiting Distinguished Professor of Religion and Public Policy at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University, and held several faculty and administrative positions at other universities and schools of theology.

Dr. Trulear has lectured for university, church and professional organizations across the country, including Fuller Theological Seminary, Rice University,Tuskegee University, Payne Theological Seminary, Princeton University, the American Baptist Churches/USA, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the NAACP. And, his research interests in religion and public policy, the church and criminal justice, African-American religious history, and congregational studies have resulted in the publication of articles in many scholarly journals and his designation as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Annapolis, Maryland. He is also a consultant to the Faith and Families portfolio of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College (1975), and he completed his Ph.D. with distinction at Drew University (1983).

An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches/USA, Dr. Trulear lives in Yeadon, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Vickie. They are the parents of three children: Harold, Jared and Frances.

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