JOSIAH WAY, PHD, CTS
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

PhD – University of Birmingham UK – Modern Theology: Theology and the Arts, Church Production, 2018.
M.A. – Moody Theological Seminary / Moody Bible Institute – Applied Biblical Studies, 2014 (Summa Cum Laude).
B.A. – University of Southern California – Philosophy, Classics Emphasis, 2014 Conferred [Attended 1991–1995] (Honors, Mortar Board, Order of the Torch, Senior Service Award, Saturn Award Recipient, Blue Key, Alpha Lambda Delta, Trojan Knights).

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

California Baptist University – Director of Multimedia Services, 2016 to Present.
Saddleback Church – Regional Technical Director (Independent Contractor), 2015 to Present.
Way Investments, LLC – Independent Consultant / Writer / Investor / Trainer, 1995 to Present.
Compass Bible Church – Technical Director, 2011 to 2014.
Promenade Studios – Owner, Staff & Business Development, Instructor, Investor, 2002 to 2011.

BOARD SEATS

Technology Managers Council – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization, Council Member, 2017 to Present.
Diversity Council – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization, Council Member, 2018 to Present.
Higher Education Advisory Council – Panasonic, 2018 to Present.
USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors – University of Southern California, Various Chairs, 2016 to Present.
USC Alumni Club of Orange County – University of Southern California, Board Member, 2014 to 2016.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Classroom Educational Technology and Learning Spaces – Technologically enhanced andragogies practiced in the higher ed classroom directly impact the learning experience. How can AV spaces, emerging technologies, and best practices best improve student outcomes?
Biblical Worship and Technology – My current research interests include biblical scholarship relating to the foundations for Christian biblical worship in its first century and contemporary contexts. Special emphasis is placed on the application of principles to praxis, specifically in technology and the technical arts.

PUBLICATIONS

Book – Producing Worship: A Theology of Church Technical Arts. Lake Forest: JosiahWay, 2018. Available for purchase at: http://www.producingworship.com or https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578419181.

Doctoral Dissertation – Thesis Title: “Producing Worship: How Might a Biblically Informed Theological Understanding Help Better Shape Praxis for Contemporary Church Technical Artists?” In fulfillment of the PhD in Modern Theology at the University of Birmingham UK, January 2018.

Print Article – “Keeping Joy in the Christmas Chaos,” Church Production Magazine, November 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/keeping-joy-in-the-christmas-chaos/.
Print Article – “Time for a Victory Lap,” Church Production Magazine, April 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/time/.
Print Article – “Boxed In, Shining Out,” Church Production Magazine, October 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/boxed-in-shining-out/.

Book Review – “Using Technology to Gather, Store and Report Evidence of Learning” by Terry Loane (2014), in Reflexive Teaching, 2015. Available at: https://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/book_reviews/using-technology-to-gather-store-and-report-evidence-of-learning/.

Online Article – “What Will Your Tech Legacy Be?,” ChurchProduction.com, October 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/what-will-your-tech-legacy-be/.
Online Article – “Spiritual Input List for Church techs,” ChurchProduction.com, September 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/spiritual-input-list-for-church-techs/.
Online Article – “The ‘I’ in Team,” ChurchProduction.com, August 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/the-i-in-team/.
Online Article
– “The Biblical Case for Women in AVL,” ChurchProduction.com, July 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/the-biblical-case-for-women-in-av/.
Online Article – “Understanding the Mission,” ChurchProduction.com, April 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/lessons-from-afar/.
Online Article
– “Building Teams that Thrive without Us,” ChurchProduction.com, April 2018. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/building-teams-that-thrive-without-us/.
Online Article – “Billy Graham on Technology and its Implications for Church Techs,” ChurchProduction.com, February 2018. Available at: http://churchproduction.com/billy-graham-on-technology-and-its-implications-for-church-techs/.
Online Article – “Church Tech Crunch Time: Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas,” ChurchProduction.com, December 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/preparing-our-hearts-for-christmas/.
Online Article – “Fast, Cheap or Good? Pick Three,”ChurchProduction.com, October 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/education/fast-cheap-and-good-pick-two-three/.
Online Article – “Tech Director’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP),”ChurchProduction.com, October 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/education/tech-director’s-emergency-operations-plan-eop/. (Church Production Magazine’s Top Article of 2017)
Online Article – “The #FakeNews in Church Tech,”ChurchProduction.com, August 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/education/the-fakenews-in-church-tech/.
Online Article – “The Church Tech’s Walk of Shame,”ChurchProduction.com, July 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/the-church-techs-walk-of-shame/.
Online Article – “Tech Ministry or Tech Department,”ChurchProduction.com, May 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/tech-ministry-or-tech-department/.
Online Article – “‘Love and Respect’ for Church Techs,”ChurchProduction.com, March 2017. No Longer Posted. Available at: http://josiahway.com/love-respect-for-church-techs/.
Online Article – “What Church Techs Can Learn from McDonald’s,”ChurchProduction.com, March 2017. Available at: https://www.churchproduction.com/ministry/what-church-techs-can-learn-from-mcdonalds/.

Capstone – “The NT Use of the OT in Hebrews 2:12–13: Psalm 22:22 and Isaiah 8:17–18 in Hebrews 2:12–13,” Moody Theological Seminary, in Partial Fulfillment of the MAABS, December 2014. Available at: http://josiahway.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Use_of_the_Old_Testament_in_Hebrews_2_10.pdf.

Research Findings – “Action Research Findings Report: The Application of Biblical Principles to Live Production,” Moody Theological Seminary, in Partial Fulfillment of the MAABS, October 2014. Available at: http://josiahway.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Action_Research_Findings_Report_on_The_A.pdf.

PRESENTATIONS AND APPEARANCES

Higher Ed AV Podcast – Host, September 2018–Present. Available at: http://www.higheredav.com or http://higheredav.libsyn.com.
The AV Life – “The AV Life Episode 117: A New Year – Perspective, Prediction and Intervention,” Podcast Guest, January 2019. Available at: https://convergentav.net/2019/01/04/the-av-life-episode-117-a-new-year-perspective-prediction-and-addiction/.
AV Nation
– “AVNation Special: Producing Worship with Joe Way,” Podcast Guest, December 2018. Available at: https://avnation.tv/podcast/avnation-worship-joe-way/.
Church Solutions
 – “Producing Worship – The Theology of Technical Arts,” Podcast Guest, December 2018. Available at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/producing-worship-the-theology-of-church-technical-arts/id876494031.
Beyond the Professoriate 
– Interview for Podcast and AAR Project, August, 2018. Available at: https://community.beyondprof.com.
InfoComm 2018 – “Creating a Classroom through Standardization,” InfoComm 2018, June, 2018.
rAVe Pubs
– Radio/Podcast Appearance and Interview, at InfoComm 2018, June, 2018. 
Worship Team Training University 
– “Keeping Your Tech Team Healthy at Christmas,” Worship Team Training University, Podcast Guest, December 2017. Available at: https://wttu.co/josiah-way-keeping-tech-team-healthy-christmas-12-21-17/.
School of Worship
 – “Exodus 35:30–46:1,” Calvary Chapel School of Worship, Guest Lecturer, Santa Ana, CA, September 2017.
Irvine Exchange – “Developing Leadership through Followership,” Exchange Club of Irvine, Guest Speaker, January 2016.
WFX Dallas – “Survival Guide: Balancing Conflicting Demands with a ‘Yes’ Attitude,” Worship Facilities Expo, Session Presenter, Dallas, TX, October 2013.
Compass Tech – “AVL Certification Course,” Compass Bible Church, Lecturer / Instructor, Aliso Viejo, CA, 2012 to 2013.
OC Business Council – “Servant Leadership,” Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Keynote Speaker, Irvine, CA, 2008.

GRANTS AWARDED

Extron GVE – California Baptist University, 2016.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION ORGANIZATIONS

Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization, 2017.
AV Technologist – Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization, 2016.
CBEST Teaching Certification – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2015.
Certificate in Instructional Systems Design – Alison Professional, 2015.
Diploma in Project Management – Alison Professional, 2015.
Certificate of Completion – Billy Graham School of Evangelism Online, 2013.

MANUFACTURER CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Active Learning Classrooms – Sony Electronics, 2017.
Adobe Suite
– (Certifying Body Unknown), 2004.
Apple Developer Program – Apple, Inc., 2009.
AutoCAD for AV – AV Shop,  2018.
AV Associate – Extron Electronics – 2016
AV Networking – Association for Audiovisual & Education Technology Management, 2017.
Boom Lift Safety
– Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2011.
BrightSign Digital Signage 
– BrightSign,  2016.
Chauvet Lighting Expert – Chauvet DJ Academy, 2018.
Dante Certification Level 3 – Audinate, 2017.
Dante Domain Manager – Audinate, 2018.
Extron Control Professional – Extron Electronics, 2017.
Final Cut Pro – (Certifying Body Unknown), 2004.
HDBaseT Expert Installer – HDBaseT Alliance, 2017.
Logic Pro – (Certifying Body Unknown), 2004.
Logos Bible Software – Logos Pro Training – 2013
Peerless-AV Certified Installer – Peerless-AV, 2017.
Planning Center – Planning Center University, 2012.
Shure Microphones – Shure Audio Institute, 2018.
Vista Lighting – JandsVista, 2012.
Yamaha Pro Audio – Yamaha Commercial Audio, 1994.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

2x United States Top Teacher – AMI, 1997 to 1998.
Best of Business Award – Small Business Commerce Association, 2010.
Businessman of the Year – Orange County Business Council, 2008.
Top Article of 2017 – Church Production Magazine, 2017.

MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Organization (AVIXA)
California Baptist University Athletics Association
Church Tech Leaders Network (CTLN)
Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC)
Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education (DET/CHE)
Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)

Institute for Biblical Research (IBR) 
Moody Bible Institute Alumni Association
Music Producers Guild (MPG)
National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
Society for the Arts in Religious & Theological Studies (SARTS)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
University of Southern California Alumni Association
University of Southern California Trojan Athletic Fund