Marty joined the faculty of Concordia University in 2014. He is a professional philosopher, educator, and writer with nearly 20 years of teaching experience at public and private universities, including: George Fox University, Juniata College, The College of New Jersey, James Madison University, and Azusa Pacific University. His professional experience also includes pastoral service in healthcare and church organizations.
Marty’s ongoing academic research focuses on ambiguity and its role in human experience. He is working on a manuscript, Fuzzyscape: Ambiguity and Its Impact on Human Life, which has been supported by a writing grant from The Louisville Institute. His “Journey Series” devotional books, written for Regal Books, include: The Passionate Journey; The Miraculous Journey; and, The Promised Journey. Marty has also written and self-published an ecological adventure story for children entitled, Three Friends and the Magic Tree Wand, which was illustrated by his friend, the New York-based artist and designer Terry Stewart.
Marty has been privileged to lead workshops on writing and philosophy at a number of elementary and middle schools. He also taught the workshop Time’s Narrative for Saturday Academy’s TAG middle school camp—leading students through investigations about time and narrative writing.
Marty is in his 22nd year of marriage to his wonderful wife, Tracie Bullis, who is the pastor at the Tualatin Plains Presbyterian Church. The Bullises are blessed to have a teenage son and daughter.
In his free time, Marty enjoys running, writing, and sitting with his wife on the sidelines, watching his kids play competitive soccer.