Dr. Terris Neuman

Professor of Religion htneuman@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA, Southeastern University
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
ThM and DMin, Columbia Theological Seminary


Dr. Terris Neuman was born in Pensacola, Florida, and became a Christian at the age of 19. He received an associate degree from Pensacola Junior College, a BA from Southeastern University, an MA from Wheaton Graduate School, a ThM and a DMin from Columbia Theological Seminary. He has published articles in The Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Pneuma, Paraclete, Advance Magazine, Faculty Dialogue, and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Neuman has been an assistant pastor and a pastor in Michigan.

Southeastern University has played a major role in Dr. Neuman’s life. He met his wife, Sharon, at SEU. She was an education major and went on to receive an MEd in administration/supervision at Rollins College. She currently serves as the principal of Lawton Chiles Middle Academy. This public school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has an International Baccalaureate Program, both initiated by the principal. Sharon is the co-author, with Dr. Richard Marshall, of The Middle School Mind: Growing Pains in Early Adolescent Brains.

Their sons, Chad and Nathan, both graduated from Southeastern University. Chad teaches in the Department of Communication at SEU, and Nathan teaches educational technology at Polk State College, where he is the lead instructional technologist for the online program.

The Neumans have four grandchildren. Dr. Neuman considers himself as simply a saved surfer to whom God granted the gift of teaching — a gift he has been using for over 30 years. He loves to paddleboard, surf, and kayak and always has sand between his toes.