Dr. Andersen began his academic career in 1969, and since that time has filled the roles of professor, academic Dean, and President within theological colleges and seminaries in the Vancouver area. Howard has a wealth of knowledge and experience both in and out of the academic world. He has years of involvement in the business world, having run his own consulting company, and teaching in various disciplines. Currently, Howard serves as the Academic Dean of Northwest Baptist Seminary, and ACTS Academic Director.

Howard is married to Anne and they have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. Howard has a keen interest in the training and preparation of pastors.