About the Author
COLIN AND RUSSELL STANDISH were born in Newcastle, Australia, in 1933. They both obtained their teaching diplomas from Avondale College in 1951. They were appointed to one-teacher Seventh-day Adventist primary (elementary) schools in rural areas of New South Wales, each teaching for three years.
Both in 1958 completed a major in history and undertook an honors degree in psychology at Sydney University in the field of learning theory. Colin continued in this area, obtaining his Master of Arts degree with honors in 1961, and his Doctor of Philosophy in 1964. In 1967 he completed a Masters Degree in Education.
Russell graduated as a physician in 1964. Six years later he was admitted to the Royal College of Physicians (UK) by examination. He was elevated to the Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in Edinburgh (1983) and Glasgow (1984).
In 1965, Colin was appointed Chairman of the Education Department at Avondale College. Subsequently he held the posts of Academic Dean at West Indies College (1970), President of West Indies College (1970-73), Chairman of the Department of Psychology, Columbia Union College (1974), President of Columbia Union College (1974-78), Dean of Weimar College (1978-83). He was invited to become the foundational president of Hartland Institute, which consists of a degree-issuing college, a wellness center, publishing house and a world mission division.
Russell as a Consultant Physician (Internist) has held the posts of Deputy Medical Superintendent of the Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne (1975-1978), President of the Bangkok Adventist Hospital (!979-1984), Medical Director at Enton Medical Center, England (1984-1986), President of Penang Adventist Hospital (1986-1989), and Director of Health Services in the Southeast Asia Union (1989-1992). Since 1992 he has been speaker and editor for Remnant Herald.
Both Colin (1970) and Russell (1980) were ordained to the Seventh-day Adventist ministry. Both have been appointed delegates to General Conference Sessions Colin in 1975 and Russell in 1980 and 1990. They have co-authored forty books.
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