He has assisted numerous new Christian colleges and universities across the USA and abroad organize their boards, refine their mission and vision, design their curricula, write their academic, faculty, and student policies, advise on fundraising and institutional assessment, and guide them in their pursuit of accreditation.
He was the founding President of New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho, USA, and a Vice Rector and Distinguished Professor at Nehemiah Gateway University in Albania, southeast Europe. He has taught at Uganda Christian University and assisted Evangelia University in California with its academic affairs and accreditation self-study. He was a professor at the University of Idaho from 1984 to 2000, where he served as the Director of the School of Communication and a member of the Graduate Faculty. He was elected to the University of Idaho's Faculty Council and served as Vice Chair of the Council. He was twice selected as a Senior U.S. Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar, first to Warsaw University's Institute of Journalism, Poland (1991), and to the Communication Research Center at North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa (1998). He has been a visiting International Development and Training (IDAT) Professor at Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya, East Africa (1992). He was twice elected as an Accreditation Commissioner with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. He has served on multiple governing and advisory boards, from the American Journalism Historians Association to Theopolis Institute (Birmingham, Alabama) to the Academic Advisory Board of the Classic Learning Initiatives (Annapolis, Maryland; providers of the Classic Learning Test [CLT]). His scholarship in media history and culture has been honored twice with national research awards by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The International Conference on Teaching and Learning honored Dr. Atwood for his "Outstanding Contributions to Higher Education" at its 2017 meeting at Fan S. Noli University, Korce, Albania.
Roy holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Iowa, USA, an M.A. in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, USA, a B.A. in Philosophy from Dordt University, Iowa, USA. He and wife Beverlee have been married 48 years and blessed with two children and 12 grandchildren.
He is the author of Reading Daniel as a Text in Theological Hermeneutics (Princeton Theological Monograph) Wipf & Stock 2009 (reprinted 2011) and the editor of 95 Theses for a New Reformation: For the Church on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Wipf & Stock, 2017). Aaron has taught Bible, Theology, Christian Worldview, Philosophy, Art History, Speech, and other classes designed to train Christian students to take dominion for Christ and His Kingdom. Aaron holds a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow (UK) in Literature, Theology and the Arts. He and his family live in sunny Southern California.